A convicted sex offender who failed to register his email address with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was arrested this morning.
Bret Randall May, 42, of 1608 Green Briar Parkway, Apt. 2, Gulf Breeze, was charged with failure to register an email address with the state. May was arrested around 8:30 a.m. today in Navarre.
Detective Chris Wilkinson said May had been using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Through the email address, May was in contact with an undercover police officer whom he thought was a 15-year-old female he tried to recruit for the Foxx Model and Talent Agency. Wilkinson said May used the alias “Bret Foxx” and it is believed May had been in contact with under-age females through the email address.
Also, May teaches martial arts and was reportedly running a business called Power Up Life Coaching Guidance for Mind, Body and Spirit by Dr. Bret. He listed his name as “Bret Lacoste” on business cards and the email address was email@example.com.
In 2006, May was convicted in Mobile and served three years in prison for sexually molesting two nine-year-old females and a 14-year-old female.
Wilkinson began investigating May in 2011 after the mother of one of the 9-year-old girls contacted him and said he had opened a modeling agency in Pensacola and she was concerned about his contact with children.
Wilkinson said the investigation is continuing and more charges are possible against May.
In addition to the Pensacola Police Department, the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, members of a task from the U.S. Marshal’s Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force participated in the investigation.
Anyone having information regarding May’s activities is asked to contact Detective Chris Wilkinson at 436-5406.