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Miami firefighter arrested for attempted solicitation of a minor

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MIAMI (WSVN) -- A City of Miami firefighter has been arrested by Pembroke Pines Police after he was caught during a sting operation engaging a detective working undercover as an underage female.

Police arrested 48-year-old Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ramon Marti on Wednesday after he allegedly answered a classified ad on an online dating site on July 30 and had sexually explicit conversations and sent explicit photos with someone he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.

Authorities said Pembroke Pines Police had setup the online dating profile as a part of a sting operation where an undercover officer posed as the minor.

An arrest warrant was issued on Tuesday, and he was arrested in Miami-Dade County the following day at approximately 9:30 a.m. He has been charged with attempted solicitation of a minor and unlawful use of a two-way device, that being the cell phone.

Marti currently sits behind bars at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Facility. He will spend the night there, as his first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday morning.

Miami Fire Rescue have yet to comment on the arrest.

Back in April, another Miami firefighter, Alexander Rosseau was arrested and fired back after child pornography was allegedly found on his department-issued computer.

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