CT: 5 arrested after potential sex offender sting in Guilford



Five men were arrested during a sting in Guilford this weekend that was searching for potential sex offenders.

Between Friday and Sunday, the Guilford Police Department and the Veterans 4 Child Rescue Foundation conducted a regional/multi-jurisdictional joint/parallel sting known as “Not in my Town” initiative.

The focus of the sting was to arrest “potential sex offenders” after investigators had “arranged sexual liaisons” with fictional children. The fictional children reached out to the possible suspect through various social media applications over the internet.

“They came to a home with the understanding that they were going to meet a woman and her stepdaughter and the woman was providing this daughter for them. So this is some next level perversion,” said Guilford Police Chief Jeffrey Hutchinson.

But there was never a woman or a teen.

“The reason we’re doing this is multi-fold. Obviously, we want to raise awareness for parents, educators, anyone that’s in contact with children to make sure they understand the dangers of the internet, parents need to understand what their children are doing,” Hutchinson said.

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How is this not entrapment?

Were they already registered is a big question.

“The fictional children reached out”

Let’s apply this same formula to some other crimes…

“We set up shop at a local bar and plied men with alcohol, then encouraged them to get in their cars and drive, then waited down the street and arrested them for drunk driving.”

Hey, who better to know how to run child sex trafficking rings than police officers?

They need to stop saying “our children” because it implies “protect children at all costs” elitism, exclusivity and entitlement.

Even the NCMEC uses that fear mongering moniker “our children.” Like they are the first and last word in child safety which is total BS.

These practices have to be illegal, and if it’s not then it will need to be after a lawsuit. How do we allow people to be arrested for fictional situations?

I just called up their police dept. and asked for email. They said use the general info form. They then asked what was my need for email, so I told them. They suddenly got ” un helpful “. I then told them instead of setting up people, they should spend more time improving community / police relations. They hung up on me.

Is there any defense for these guys? I was caught up in a sting as well and my lawyer said these cases are slam dunks for the police so it would be best if I went for the best plea I could get.

I didn’t want to spend what money my family had to defend myself on the small chance I might get off so I plead no contest. I was able to keep my job and so far so good (the mental toll of being on the registry is getting to me though).

I feel there has to be some way to defend yourself though.