PGA golfer arrested in sex sting


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP)—A PGA golfer is among 40 suspects arrested in centralFlorida as part of an underage sex sting operation.

Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives said Tuesday that pro golfer SteveThomas was charged with traveling to seduce an underage girl and using acomputer to entice a legal guardian or parent to commit sex acts on an underagegirl.

There was no telephone listing for Thomas at the Meridian, Miss., address hegave detectives and he couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday.

The PGA Tour Web site says he has finished in the top 10 of a tournamentonly once, and his winnings stand at just over $25,000.

Also arrested during the weeklong sex sting operation were a Gainesvilleswim instructor, an eighth-grade teacher and eight college students.