St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-018315
Date of original release: 04-24-20

Man Arrested for Sending Sexually Explicit Messages to Minor

St. Petersburg Police arrested Thomas McMichael,(DOB 2-2-62) of Spring Hill, for sending sexually explicit emails and texts to a 14 -year-old girl. He also sent a photo of his private parts. The teen was really an undercover St. Petersburg Police detective. The online conversations occurred over a period of ten days.

McMichael is charged with:
- Promotion of Sexual Performance by a Child
- Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor
- Seduction of a Child Using Internet or Electronic Device
- Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communications Device

Thomas McMichael

Thomas McMichael

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer