In our last post, we discussed the results of a recent investigation into sexual misconduct online involving minors. In that sting, 22 people were arrested by police officers who were posing as undercover boys and girls online. They were charged with crimes stemming from their intent to engage in sexual activity with a minor and traveling to meet that minor.
We also noted that these extensive efforts are not uncommon. In fact, law enforcement agencies regularly work together and make use of the significant resources at their disposal to conduct elaborate sting operations. Any person who is caught up in these rings can immediately feel the full weight of state and federal authorities coming down on them. However, you are not alone if you are in this situation. You have the right to work with an attorney to defend yourself.