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Suspect asks victim on FB to drop charge

Sept. 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM   |   Comments

BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man accused of exposing himself to an underage girl sent her a Facebook message asking her to "please drop the charges."

The Bradenton Police Department alleges Broderick Cameron Furlow, 25 -- who was arrested in May for allegedly exposing his genitals to the girl at a bus stop -- sent her a Facebook message Tuesday asking her to drop the charges, or at least fail to show up in court, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday.

"Hey, I don't mean to bother you, and if you don't respond I won't bother you again," the message reads. "But is there anyway possible that you could please drop the charges against me, or not show up in court. I'm doing really good with my life now. I'm going to school at MTI now. I started in August and I really, really want to finish school so I can start a career and move on with my life and start a family. I'm really a good man, and if you knew me, u would think the same."

The message, which asked the girl not to "show this to the cops," resulted in the man being arrested again Tuesday on a charge of tampering with a victim, police said.

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