DOCUMENT: Florida, Sex, Crime

Man Dials 911 Asking For Sex With Female Cops

Serial dispatch abuser busted after making seven calls


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Deputy Sex 911 Calls

AUGUST 24--Meet Joshua Basso. Again.

The Florida man was arrested today and charged with misusing the 911 system after admitting to investigators that he made seven separate calls between Wednesday and this morning requesting female deputies for sex.

That might sound familiar because in November 2009 Basso was arrested by Tampa police and charged with the same crime. Back then, he claimed to be masturbating while he queried an emergency operator about her breasts and whether she would be willing to have sex with him. (Click here to read that report and listen to one of his 911 calls).

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Basso, 32, began making calls to 911 two days ago and continued dialing “to request female deputies for his sexual gratification” until confronted by deputies this morning at 11:20 AM, when he copped to the making the calls.

Still behind bars on $3500 bond for the seven misdemeanor counts, Basso--pictured in the above mug shot--can take hope from the outcome of his prior case, which ended in a March 2010 dismissal. (2 pages)