Florida deputy accused of trying to lure 9-year-old girl for sex through online game
WJW / Polk County
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 41-year-old Cansas Sadler Jr. came in contact with the girl through an online game.

By Brittany Harris, WJW

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WJW) -- A former deputy from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is accused of trying to lure a 9-year-old girl for sex.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 41-year-old Cansas Sadler Jr. came in contact with the girl through an online game called “The Wolf.” He reportedly pretended to be an 11-year-old girl and an adult man named “Jason.”

The girl’s mother found out about Sadler when he called and she answered the phone.

Detectives said Sadler and the victim engaged in sexually explicit conversations. He also allegedly sent nude photographs.

Sadler is married with two daughters and served in the U.S. Army.

He was immediately fired from the sheriff’s office and is now facing multiple charges in both Polk County and Okaloosa County.

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