According to the suit filed in Thurston County Superior Court this February, detectives funded by a nonprofit now under criminal investigation pretended to be women and girls on social media to entrap men, boost arrest s and gain hefty donations for their task force. No curious wanted, only serious.
Young fun. At that address, a team of officers in SWAT-like apparel aimed guns at Parker and arrested him, the suit claims. Parker was charged with two counts of second-degree attempted rape of .
Thenyear-old Hambrick showed up at an address for sex with a person he knew as Gamer Gurl. Hambrick asked for her age and Gamer Gurl said You mean 23?
Hambrick and the Gamer Gurl had also exchanged photos, in which a thenyear-old female Vancouver police officer posed as Gamer Gurl. Hambrick told the Times she appeared to be in her 20s and her insistence on being 13 seemed like fantasy talk.
When Hambrick arrived at the address Gamer Gurl provided, the same adult female officer from the photo appeared at the door and waved Hambrick in before police officers emerged from a back room and arrested him, the Times reported. In the Spokane area, Homeland Security agents running Net Nanny operations say they have arrested roughly 40 suspected child predators per year in recent years.
While Homeland Security agents estimate the average age of sex trafficking victims in Spokane is 13 or 14, local FBI agents and police who focus on arresting pimps rather than sex buyers estimate the average is closer to Of the roughly people arrested in online-predator stings in Washington from toabout a quarter were under 25, the Times found with data from WSP and court records. They were sentenced on average to six years in prison, the Times reported.
Hambrick was sentenced to 13 months to life in prison with a minimum of 10 years as a registered sex offender. Vice World News, through a series of public records requests, found that while O. In one case, the organization took credit for rescuing a sex trafficking survivor who testified in court that she escaped on her own. Still, the organization has gained acclaim as conspiracies about child sex rings have gathered steam.
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