Miami-Dade Firefighter Avoids Jail Time for Sexting 17-Year-Old Boy Who Later Turned Up Dead

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Ulises Rodriguez, a 36-year-old former Miami-Dade firefighter, will avoid jail time for allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages and pictures to a 17-year-old boy. The boy later turned up dead, though his cause of death has not yet been made known, and Rodriguez played no part in the death. Rodriguez will instead enter a 12-month program to avoid a criminal record.

The text messages were found on the boys cellphone after he turned up dead in June. Rodriguez sent messages to the boy, like, "I wanna (expletive) a young guy, like 15 or 16," and "When we having a threesome or have someone watch us (expletive)?"

Some of the messages may have referred to encounters between the fireman and the boy, but Rodriguez never faces charges for any physical contact he had with the boy.

Shortly after his arrest on 17 felony counts of transmitting harmful information to a minor, Rodriguez was relieved of service by the Miami-Dade Fire Department.

Now, Rodriguez has agreed to a deal according to CBS Miami. He has agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges of child abuse no great harm. As part of the deal, Rodriguez will have to undergo a program for mentally disordered sex offenders. The boy's father is in agreement with terms of the deal.

Rodriguez's lawyers argued that their client did not actually know that the boy was underage.

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8 comments
Neon
Neon

Everyone makes mistakes in life and millions of under age kids are on the net acting like they are over 18 years old

Urod56
Urod56

Avoid jail time?? What makes you think if he wouldve gone through a trial he wouldve been found guilty? News media slanders everyone!

Overpaid firemen
Overpaid firemen

Why does this guy get off so easy? These firemen have too much time on their hands. More proof firemen are way overpaid.

Anonymous Critic
Anonymous Critic

What a joke!  People get sent to prison for years for having photos of nude 17-year olds on their PC's and this guy is having sex with one and gets a slap on the wrist.

mom2mateo
mom2mateo

You mean relieved of service by the Miami-Dade Fire Department?

Emmafeilds
Emmafeilds

Do us all a favor as stop trying to cover up the nasty shit that you did be a man and own on up to the mistake also stop going on your email and defending yourself is pathetic

Emmafeilds
Emmafeilds

Funny thing is that I think urod56 is actually ulises

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