A 2011 child-sex sting in Orange County didn’t quite go as planned, despite netting 50 arrests. In fact, for one man, a father of four and a federal corrections officer, it didn’t turn out as he hoped at all.
The man responded to an ad soliciting sex and agreed to meet the woman he had been communicating with. However, to his surprise, he was met by a team of undercover officers instead. According to the man, he had no idea that the offer for sex included anything about meeting up with a minor. Eventually, a state judge threw out the case. However, the man’s experience has lead to a recent filing alleging unlawful arrest and civil-rights violations.