No matter the jury verdict, Scott Evans’ life is in a shambles from the smutty criminal charge filed against him in May.
While spending two months in jail before his bond was reduced to something he could cover, Evans, 33, lost his security guard job and his aluminum construction business died, too.
Some of the words he emailed to undercover police that night say he wasn’t interested in anyone under 18.
But unlike most of those arrested, Scott never drove within blocks of that house.
Evans was one of 31 men arrested in a multi-agency police sting that included an ad on a Craig’s list personals site.
Most of those arrested — and called sexual predators in press releases — had e-chats that led them to think they could have sex with a willing underage girl if they drove to a certain North Port address.
Evans says he easily spotted one in an unmarked car blocks from the home.
Having confirmed to his satisfaction that it was a police operation, Evans says he started driving away when that officer, and others, pulled him over and arrested him at gunpoint.