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Originally published as a Kern County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“Over the last several months, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit has been conducting an ongoing decoy operation with the goal of apprehending child sexual predators. Undercover detectives, posing as minor children through various online applications and websites, were contacted and solicited by individuals interested in the sexual exploitation of children.
The following people were arrested for the charges of:
PC 288.3(a) – Contacting a minor with the intent to perform lewd acts
PC 288.4(a)(1) – Arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd acts
PC 288.4(b) – Meeting with a minor with the intention of performing lewd acts
Cory Michael Sweeten
Nathan Allen Curtis
As always, the Sheriff’s Office encourages parents to closely monitor their children’s online activity and use security settings to prevent them from accessing inappropriate websites and online social media platforms.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Special Victims Unit, and Crime Prevention Unit will continue to work with local school districts to teach students, educators, and parents how to protect themselves on the internet, with a common goal of reducing online victimization, increasing reporting of criminal activity and providing valuable resources for schools and the community to help guard against child predators.”
Kern County announces 8 arrests in predator operation was last modified: September 30th, 2021 by