Miss America Crowns Wanted Sexual Predators
As part of a Suffolk County (NY) Police Department sting, Miss America
went undercover in online chat rooms, posing (and posting pictures of herself as) a 14-year-old girl. Recounting the experience, "Sometimes [men] would say, 'You're too young, sorry,' which is what needs to happen," Nelson tells the Associated Press. "But some would continue chatting. It [was] only a matter of time before it got pretty explicit."
Under the ruse that she was "cutting school," Nelson lured sexual predators to a home in Long Island, where they were confronted by police and
America's Most Wanted
. At least four men were arrested as a result of the sting. Fox's
details the operation this Saturday.