Filipino Nurse, 14 Others Charged For Soliciting Minors for Sex in Florida

A Filipino nurse was among 15 people arrested in an operation that rounded up individuals who are allegedly involved in meeting minors for sex through online channels.

Deputies of Pinellas County in Florida, arrested the men in a five-day ‘Operation Wayfarer’ aiming to net a number of sexual predators targeting minors.

Neil M. Ganchero, 40, an oncology nurse from Clearwater, Florida was charged with “traveling to meet a minor” and “certain uses of computer services or devices prohibited.”

Investigators posed as “minors” and engaged the suspects, aged between 20 and 47, online. The men allegedly sought out minors for sex.

Ganchero is a green card holder who works at Morton Plant Hospital is now out on bail.