This sounds like another one of those stings where highly paid police officers sit around all day in internet chat rooms pretending to be imaginary, sexy hot and horny 14 year old girls who want to have sex with older men.
And of course arrest any older men who are dumb enough to fall for the line.
The real question is don't these police officers have any REAL criminals to hunt down???
You know criminals like robbers and rapists,
not some horny old guy who takes wants to accept
the offer of having sex with an imaginary 14 year old girl.
And offer that was made by a police officer.
Last but not least these stings probably ere made under Sheila Polk's watch. She is a nut job county attorney who is doing everything she can to repeal Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act.
Apr 28, 2014 8:11 PM by Marissa Esquivel
Yavapai deputies arrest 7 men in prostitution sting
YAVAPAI COUNTY - Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies arrested 7 men on charges of hiring underage prostitutes.
An undercover sting had the suspects believing they were going to a motel room to have sex with underage girls.
According to deputies, over the course of two days they went undercover on a internet site and made contact with men agreeing to meet underage girls at a Yavapai County motel room, despite knowing that the girls were legally considered children, were willing to exploit them through paid sex acts.
A total of 7 adult men were arrested and all face charges for Conspiracy to Commit Child Prostitution.
Conrad Bauman, 52, from Camp Verde who was released on a $50,000 bond
Daniel Head, 67, from Flagstaff released on a $50,000 bond
Alejandro Walton, 28, from Prescott, remains in-custody on a $50,000 bond,
Clifton Reichle, 51, from Prescott, remains in-custody on a $50,000 bond
Jason Pennock, 32, from Dewey, remains in-custody on a $50,000 bond
Francis Kraps, 78, from Prescott, released on a $50,000 bond
William Brown, 19, from Prescott Valley, was released on a $20,000 bond.
Camp Verde man arrested with six others in teen prostitution sting
On April 22-23, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office joined with several other agencies to combat Human Trafficking in Yavapai County. YCSO along with Prescott PD, Prescott Valley PD, Cottonwood PD, Department of Public Safety, Department of Homeland Security/ICE, GITEM, Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) and Tempe PD, conducted an operation to target the buyers of child prostitutes. Human Trafficking is the second most prolific crime in the world, second only to narcotics trafficking in terms of revenue generated.
The victims of human trafficking are often teenaged girls who, for various reasons, are forced to engage in repeated sexual assaults for the profit of a "pimp" soliciting customers for prostitutes.
In an effort to eliminate the demand for prostitutes, this operation targeted buyers who would otherwise willingly hire underage prostitutes for sexual gratification. After the suspects initiated contact in response to a notice from an internet publication, they made arrangements to meet the underage girls in a specified Yavapai County motel room. Over the course of the two days, the team of combined law enforcement officers apprehended those men who, despite knowing that the girls were legally considered children, were willing to exploit them anyway by way of paid sex acts.
A total of 7 adult men were arrested following their request for sex acts and presentation of payment in the hotel room.
They all face charges for Conspiracy to Commit Child Prostitution (ARS 13-3212).
• Conrad Gerald Bauman, 52, from Camp Verde who was released on a $50,000 bond;
• Daniel Head, 67, from Flagstaff released on a $50,000 bond;
• Alejandro Walton, 28, Prescott, who remains in-custody on a $50,000 bond;
• Clifton Reichle, 51, from Prescott, who remains in-custody on a $50,000 bond;
• Jason Pennock, 32, from Dewey, who remains in-custody on a $50,000 bond;
• Francis Kraps, 78, from Prescott, released on a $50,000 bond;
• William Brown, 19, from Prescott Valley, who was released on a $20,000 bond.
Another suspect, Eric Klopf, 36, from Peoria, drove to the hotel with a 17-year-old male after agreeing to meet with an underage female for sex. The 17-year-old was arrested following an offer to provide cash for sex. Klopf was arrested in the parking area for Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia.
The adult suspects were booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center. The juvenile was booked into the Prescott Juvenile Detention Center.
Sheriff Mascher, the associated Chiefs of Police, as well as the men and women who serve with them, are committed to eradicating the purchasing of children for prostitution in Yavapai County.
"Anyone who thinks such an act can go unnoticed should think twice before making arrangements to meet a prostitute in this County," said Mascher.