The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a former school bus driver named Hector Cabrera after he planned to meet with a young girl.
Cabrera, 32, attempted to have sex with a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl, exchanging messages and agreed to meet at 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
When Cabrera arrived to the location to meet the girl, detectives searches his vehicle to find condoms.
Cabrera worked as a Hillsborough County school bus driver from 2015 to 2018. He is currently employed at the Hillsborough County Clerk of Courts Office, and has been since 2018.
“It is sickening to me that someone who was once trusted with the safety of our children as a school bus driver would prey on an innocent child, I am thankful that the teenage girl he encountered was not someone’s young daughter and was instead a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister. “I will not allow anyone to target the most innocent members of our society. It is all of our responsibility, both law enforcement and the citizens we serve, to work together to safeguard our children.”
Cabrera was charged with traveling to meet a minor after using computer services/devices to solicit certain illegal acts, use of computer services or devices to solicit certain illegal acts and unlawful use of two way communications device.
Cabrera remains at the Orient Road Jail.