WXXL PD Adam Cook Snared In Sex Sting
January 11, 2006 at 6:06 AM (PT)
GARY S. WHEELER, a.k.a. CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WXXL (XL106.7)/ORLANDO PD ADAM COOK, was arrested yesterday (1/10) after authorities said he arrived in CITRUS COUNTY, FL to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met in at Internet chat room, according to the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES.
Apparently, the "girl" to whom WHEELER had been sending sexual messages and pictures was actually a detective, and he was held on two charges: violation of the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 1986 and transmitting computer pornography. Law officers say that on FRIDAY he sent the detective an e-mail picture of a man's penis.
WHEELER allegedly began communicating with the undercover detective in MAY, according to the arrest report, using a YAHOO chat room and the name of "acook1067." According to the report, WHEELER often steered the conversations toward sex, and he "would become extremely explicit about the sexual activities he wished to engage in with the person he believed was a 14-year-old girl," according to the report. As of last night, WHEELER was still being held, with bail set at $10,000.