Local Dating Site Taken Down as Part of FBI Sting Operation – Miami County Bugle Caller
MIAMI COUNTY, OH – The FBI and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department have come to the end of a major sting operation on local dating site miamicountysingles.com. Authorities from both law enforcement agencies, in a joint press conference, announced that Miami County Singles was taken offline Tuesday afternoon after a months-long investigation into the local dating site.
Owners of the company SexyLocalSingles LLC Tyler Molloy and Syd Sosa, both located in Piqua, were arrested on charges of wire fraud, attempting to solicit child pornography, drug trafficking, jaywalking, and second degree murder, among other charges.
Suspicious activity linked to miamicountysingles.com was tipped off by a user named John Wellington, who was “catfished” when looking for local singles. The user, a retired military veteran of 20 years, tried to meet up with who he presumed to be a young woman named “Karli.” The two scheduled a date at Duke Park in Troy, which quickly went awry.
To Wellington’s surprise, he arrived at Duke Park and was greeted by a wrinkly man in glasses and a trench coat, who then pulled him into an unmarked van and started driving him towards Canada. Fortunately, the tires exploded after 1 mile on the road, and Wellington escaped to tell the story.
Wellington also reported that his identity was stolen through information he entered on the unsecure website, with credit card activity showing purchases of large, expensive cabinets on Wayfair. Local investigators have now pulled in the FBI, and are actively uncovering more suspicious activity relating to