Police: FL man wanted Biloxi teen for sex

Samuel Markopolus (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
Samuel Markopolus (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A Pensacola man who police say came to Biloxi to have sex with a 13-year-old is instead sitting in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Biloxi Police on Wednesday arrested Samuel Markopolus, 56, and charged him with attempted statutory rape. The arrest was the result of an undercover internet investigation.

Police said Markopolus traveled to Biloxi after communicating with who he thought was a 35 year old woman who had a teenage daughter he wanted to have sex with. In reality, Markopolus was communicating with undercover cybercrime investigators who were monitoring the internet for predators targeting children for sex.

Markopolus is being held on a $100,000.00, set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain.

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