Man arrested after sending sexually explicit Facebook messages to teen, deputies report


 Name: CHRISTOPHER P GRAY 
 Charge:  OBSCENE-COMM-TRAVEL TO MEET AFTER USE COMPUT TO LURE CHILD, OBSCENE-COMM-USE COMP TO SEDUCE SOLICIT LURE CHILD
 Residence: Naples, FL 
 Age: 34
 Occupation: CAR SALES 
 Case #: Not yet available

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  • Name: CHRISTOPHER P GRAY
  • Charge: OBSCENE-COMM-TRAVEL TO MEET AFTER USE COMPUT TO LURE CHILD, OBSCENE-COMM-USE COMP TO SEDUCE SOLICIT LURE CHILD
  • Residence: Naples, FL
  • Age: 34
  • Occupation: CAR SALES
  • Case #: Not yet available

Follow this case online: http://www.collierclerk.com/RecordsSearch/CourtRecords
Please note: Most cases require 2-3 days to be inputted into the public court record.
This gallery is compiled by the Naples Daily News staff from written reports by Naples police, Collier Sheriff‘s Office, Marco police and other agencies. Arrests indicate suspicion of crime, not guilt. To report a crime or suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Naples Police and Fire Department at 213-4844, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 774-4434 or the Marco Island Police Department at 389-5050

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A 34-year-old North Naples man is in jail after Collier County detectives said he sent sexually explicit Facebook messages to a teenage girl.

Christopher P. Gray, of the 2000 block of Tarpon Bay Drive, faces two obscenity charges: use of a computer to seduce a child, and traveling to meet after using a computer to lure a child.

After becoming online friends with the girl, Gray exchanged messages with her, saying he was thinking of moving closer to her, which would “be tempting,” according to an arrest report. He added that her age was a “small issue to overcome” and said once she engaged in intercourse with him “you won’t care about age,” the report said.

A detective assumed the girl’s identity after the teenager’s mother contacted the Sheriff’s Office on April 18. Posing as the girl, the detective continued to exchange messages with Gray, who expressed his desire to have sex with the teenager, according to reports.

Thinking he was talking with the girl, Gray agreed to meet up with the detective in a Naples Boulevard parking lot on Tuesday, the report said. He was met by authorities and arrested around 11:15 a.m.

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TiredoftheBS writes:

I suppose some liberal jerk thinks this is entrapment by the police but if he made contact with the minor and engaged in sexual relations they would then think it was an unreasonable temptation by the girl!

Lemme writes:

Entrapment!! He'll walk.

GadsdenGirl writes:

How can it be entrapment when he initially WAS talking to the underage girl....the supposed 'entrapment' was done AFTER initial REAL conversations were started. Not like that s----- show 'To Catch a Predator' which was more like entrapment and did more harm than good in catching these pathetic perverts.

KatoMan writes:

Ya right ‘Lemme’ . . . he’ll walk alright . . . right to Moore Haven to do 3 to 5!

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/facilities/...

SandnSurf writes:

To prove entrapment you have to show the cops or informant harassed repeatedly an individual who would not normally commit the illegal activity but was harassed to the point that they broke down and did it to get cop or informant to leave them alone. This guy was already of the criminal mind in attempting to seduce a child and was immediately willing to meet up. How anyone would get entrapment out of this is beyond me.

beetlejuice writes:

Occupation: CAR SALES
nuff said

Lemme writes:

It became entrapment when the deputy assumed her identity. Prior conversations between the pedophile and her is "he say/ she say" which is not admissable. Also, with all the viruses and other applications run on FB he can use it as a defense. Don't get me wrong, I hope the creep gets what he deserves but I can understand the entrapment defense. IJS

marco826 writes:

ALL you guys saying this is entrapment are CLUELESS. Lock him up. Throw away the key.

Here4Now writes:

Why the long face, Chris?

Coastal writes:

What school did he teach at?

wonderful (Inactive) writes:

in response to beetlejuice:

Occupation: CAR SALES
nuff said

This could be HUGE, eh?

This could be the vp's son?

GOPPuppetMaster writes:

in response to Coastal:

What school did he teach at?

St. Ann Catholic School

Murphys_Law writes:

in response to sirknowalot:

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FARFROMBANGIN

Jarvis (Inactive) writes:

He told her it was going to be HUGE, CAROLINE, HUGE!! A car salesman, no doubt hitting so many HUGE numbers left him with an itch he could not scratch.

Like a typical car salesman, he told the girl that the age difference was not a big deal. He was 34, she was 11. The parents would understand. Alabama wedding.

mr_1_term_proposition writes:

If obama had a half white son he would look like Christopher.

angelito writes:

This is soooo ridicoulous, almost all teens have a facebook acct. Parents should have more supervision over them maybe this won't be happening. Don't blame it all on the guy!!! hit the books girls not facebook...

tampacoco writes:

in response to ImNstinksBraFitterAtVictoriasSecret:

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ReginaF6501 writes:

in response to marco826:

ALL you guys saying this is entrapment are CLUELESS. Lock him up. Throw away the key.

You are soooo right; he needs to do LIFE without parole. He is a monster.

mwyatt22 writes:

in response to Lemme:

It became entrapment when the deputy assumed her identity. Prior conversations between the pedophile and her is "he say/ she say" which is not admissable. Also, with all the viruses and other applications run on FB he can use it as a defense. Don't get me wrong, I hope the creep gets what he deserves but I can understand the entrapment defense. IJS

You clearly have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. You are only making yourself look foolish.

methadont writes:

I do not think entrapment means what many of you seem to think it means. It doesn't mean "involvement of undercover officer".

Raminar_Dixon writes:

What's the best thing about having sex with 28 yr. olds?

There's 20 of 'em!

cgbexec writes:

in response to Lemme:

It became entrapment when the deputy assumed her identity. Prior conversations between the pedophile and her is "he say/ she say" which is not admissable. Also, with all the viruses and other applications run on FB he can use it as a defense. Don't get me wrong, I hope the creep gets what he deserves but I can understand the entrapment defense. IJS

Wow, good thing you are not running our Justice System, as you absolutely have no understanding of the law. Please do not comment on things unless you have something valuable to add.

cgbexec writes:

in response to packardv1650:

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That was in a different time under different circumstances. Life spans were much shorter, education for many was done at 6th grade and working careers in rural areas began between 11 and 12. Many people were born, lived, worked and died within just a few square miles. In rural settings most were married between the ages of 14 and 17. In urban settings, marriage took place between the ages of 16 and 19. At that time many marriages were arranged between families. Today we recognize the need to extend childhood and the importance of higher education and laws have been created accordingly. I am quite sure that at the age of 30 something President Washington was not soliciting 11-year-old girls at the local candy store.

This dirt bag is a child predator pure and simple.

cgbexec writes:

in response to angelito:

This is soooo ridicoulous, almost all teens have a facebook acct. Parents should have more supervision over them maybe this won't be happening. Don't blame it all on the guy!!! hit the books girls not facebook...

Really? So you think an 11 year-old-girl talked a 30+ year-old-man into a sexual encounter? Even if she did, the adult in this situation is responsible for saying No!

Lock the dirt bag up!

not_a_dummy writes:

in response to angelito:

This is soooo ridicoulous, almost all teens have a facebook acct. Parents should have more supervision over them maybe this won't be happening. Don't blame it all on the guy!!! hit the books girls not facebook...

The mother contacted the sherriff's office. I'd say the parents were supervising and protecting their child as any good parents would.

mloflo78 writes:

in response to marco826:

ALL you guys saying this is entrapment are CLUELESS. Lock him up. Throw away the key.

you know nothing and need to keep your negative comments to yourself

mloflo78 writes:

in response to cgbexec:

Really? So you think an 11 year-old-girl talked a 30+ year-old-man into a sexual encounter? Even if she did, the adult in this situation is responsible for saying No!

Lock the dirt bag up!

there was no 11 year old involved from what i know and you are an ignorant fool just like everyone else that had to chime in with their useless two cents...

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