Two Men Arrested After Confrontation With Bikers Against Predators

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA - Two men were arrested this weekend after an online group that works to expose children predators allegedly caught them asking what they believed was a 13-year-old girl for sex.

Deputies first responded to a home Friday night in Holiday and spoke with a member of Bikers Against Predators, who said they were confronting Michael Reyes of Brooksville about communicating with a decoy playing the role of a 13-year-old girl.

According to a police report, Reyes began chatting with the female decoy that he thought was 13 years old on October 1, 2022. The female told Reyes that she was coming to Florida and Reyes suggested meeting her for sex. Reyes also sent several photos of his genitals over the span of several occasions. 

On Friday, Reyes drove to a home in Holiday that was set up with cameras and being streamed live on Facebook to meet with the girl, after she told him she was home alone at her father's house. Reyes reportedly stopped at a store to buy the girl Skittles, condoms, and a red bull. Reyes was confronted by the group which called law enforcement. Reyes admitted to deputies that he sent the nude pictures to the girl and that he brought the condoms to "tease" her. 

Michael Reyes was arrested for using a computer to seduce and solicit a child. 

On Saturday night, 26-year-old Ian Hallisey was arrested after he reached out to another decoy with the group on a social media site. During the conversation he found out the victim was a 13-year-old girl and made arrangements to meet at the home. Hallisey reportedly brought condoms and stated he was anticipating "messing around" with the 13-year-old the report says. 

Deputies arrested and transported Hallisey to the Pasco County jail. 

Bikers Against Predators, a Facebook group operating in northern Indiana, confronts people who think they are meeting up underage children. 

In a statement about the online sting, the Pasco Sheriff's office wrote, PSO’s motto is “We Fight as One,” and that we is all of us, citizens and PSO together. PSO has resources, training and more to be able to build cases to bring justice to those who victimize our citizens.

As always, we encourage citizens to inform us of suspicious or illegal activity, and we have multiple ways to do this. Our Crime Tips Line is 1-800-706-2488, or you can report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips. For crimes in progress or other emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 727.847.8102, option 7.