Miami-Dade Firefighter Arrested For Sexting 17-Year-Old Boy Who Later Turned Up Dead
Ulises Rodriguez, a member of the Miami-Dade Fire Department since 2005, has been arrested when a string of lewd text messages were found on the phone of a 17-year-old boy who was found dead late last month.
Detectives found a string of text messages on the boys phone that were sent from Rodriguez between May 1 and June 22 of this year. The texts included explicit pictures and words, including messages like, "I wanna (expletive) a young guy, like 15 or 16," and "When we having a threesome or have someone watch us (expletive)?"
Some of the messages referred to sexual encounters that may have occurred between the two in the boy's bedroom.
The boy was found dead on June 24, but homicide detectives have not declared whether the death was a result of a suicide or a murder.
Rodriguez was arrested on July 14 on 17 felony counts of transmitting harmful information to a minor, and was released on bail this Monday. He has been relieved of service.