Air Force colonel arrested in Florida for attempting sex with ‘14-year-old’ boy


Col. Michael Shawn Garrett
Col. Michael Shawn Garrett

Another alleged pedophile is in jail today because of the hard work of the undercover law-enforcement officials in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Col. Michael Shawn Garrett from Tyndall Air Force Base was arrested Monday after driving to a predetermined location in which he believed was a 14-year-old boy’s home.

According to the Panama City Beach Police Department, Garrett was arrested after he solicited sex from an undercover Panama City Beach Police Officer, who was portraying the 14-year-old boy online.

Garrett described in detail to the undercover officer his sexual interest with the child and insisted on meeting in person.

Garrett is charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor for Sex, Solicitation of a Minor for Sex and Unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

Commenters to the post are clearly fed up with pedophiles who infiltrate the ranks … and then due to unforeseen reasons receive nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

One commenter writes, “Panama City Beach police department!!! PLEASE LISTEN — Do not give jurisdiction to the Air Force!!! They will rush the case just to get him out! PLEASE take this case federal and prosecute him under the Adam Walsh law!!!!

Another person writes, “Please please please let him get a real punishment for a change. This is an unforgivable act that should not be swept away with something as simple as forced retirement. This should be a minimum of forfeiture of pay, reduction in grade, involuntary dishonorable discharge and a prison sentence.”

According to a Facebook post by the Panama City Beach PD, Garrett is currently being held at the Bay County Jail awaiting his first appearance.

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