29-July-2019 – Temptation

By | 30-July-2019

The bible is over 2000 years old yet its wisdom still rings true today. Read below and see how this is very much like the police child and prostitution sex stings run today.

Proverbs 7:6-27 (HCSB)


A Story of Seduction
At the window of my house
I looked through my lattice.
I saw among the inexperienced,
I noticed among the youths,
a young man lacking sense.
Crossing the street near her corner,
he strolled down the road to her house
at twilight, in the evening,
in the dark of the night.
10 A woman came to meet him
dressed like a prostitute,
having a hidden agenda.
11 She is loud and defiant;
her feet do not stay at home.
12 Now in the street, now in the squares,
she lurks at every corner.
13 She grabs him and kisses him;
she brazenly says to him,
14 “I’ve made fellowship offerings;
today I’ve fulfilled my vows.
15 So I came out to meet you,
to search for you, and I’ve found you.

16 I’ve spread coverings on my bed—
richly colored linen from Egypt.
17 I’ve perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning.
Let’s feast on each other’s love!
19 My husband isn’t home;
he went on a long journey.
20 He took a bag of money with him
and will come home at the time of the full moon.”
21 She seduces him with her persistent pleading;
she lures with her flattering talk.

22 He follows her impulsively
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap
23 until an arrow pierces its liver,
like a bird darting into a snare—
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.
24 Now, my sons, listen to me,
and pay attention to the words of my mouth.
25 Don’t let your heart turn aside to her ways;
don’t stray onto her paths.
26 For she has brought many down to death;
her victims are countless.

27 Her house is the road to Sheol,
descending to the chambers of death.

Let’s look at some versus:
7 a young man lacking sense.

Many of these stings lure and arrest those who are not street smart, are gullible, are introverts (less socially adept at finding women). Looking for companionship/sex discretely; most are not looking for some taboo questionable offerings.

15 So I came out to meet you,
to search for you, and I’ve found you

Who contacted who? Sometimes it is law enforcement doing the contacting, sometimes the other way around. Regardless, law enforcement is often very quick to respond and keep the conversation going. Most normal conversations and situations will take A LOT of time to develop. If things occur too quickly like in a sting then something is amiss.

21 She seduces him with her persistent pleading;
she lures with her flattering talk.

Typically it is law enforcement doing the seducing. They won’t let you select the meeting place (beware), they will tell you what to bring, they will push to bring money, drugs, condoms, etc. to better make their case and trump up the charges. No addresses until you incriminate yourself too. Be very aware of pleading, flattery and situations where you have no choice or decision. And if it is too good to be true it probably is. If there is ever mention of young ages, even if you are doubtful it is time to disconnect the conversation. Rarely do mothers/fathers pimp out their kids or young teens want to have sex with older men. I suppose if big $ is involved that can change things. If you show up, you’ve just showed intent and substantial step by most laws and you will be prosecuted.

23 he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.

It is almost a guarantee that you will walk away as a sex offender for 10+ years, some prison time and a felony on your record. Life will be difficult henceforth.

26 For she has brought many down to death;
her victims are countless.

Death is being kind. The person arrested suffers but so does the family and likely future generations. In the state of Washington between August 2015 – July 2019 there have been over 246 arrests via “pro-active” STING operations. Over 150 cases have been resolved: 113 Pleas, 31 trials, 4 Suicides, 3 Deaths (other), 2 Acquittals. Over 75% take the plea deal which often results in 6+ years of prison. Out of the 22% who go to trial there have only been 2 victories (< 10% chance of winning). And lets not forget 3% actually do die. On average those convicted are serving between 6-7 years. All for falling into this seduction. Most, if not all, of these start off as fake profiles on Adult websites luring men into their unsuspecting trap.

These “pro active” and RANDOM stings are a difficult thing; they boarder on ethically and moral bad behavior by law enforcement which is allowed and accepted by the law, prosecutors and judges. If you are arrested you have little recourse. The Federal Government provides $400k+ to many states via the DOJ and the ICAC program. The stings allow the states to pad their numbers of arrest; they are easy pickings. In 2017 and 2018 the random “pro active” stings amounted to over 50% of the ICAC cases that were prosecuted in Washington State. These stings help the local ICAC secure additional funding and money continues to flow into the state. Random, “innocent,” gullible and often introverted men fall into these quick to respond stings and end up on the wrong side of the law. The proof is out there with most having no priors and no child porn and no predisposition yet with law enforcement having all the evidence and witnesses these are slam dunk cases to win. We fought and researched for over two years and still lost. Our loved one sits behind bars like over 100+ others arrested in these operations. For what cause? These operations appear to be doing more harm then good. Think about it.

We will continue our fight. We will continue to help others. Eventually we WILL win and we will bring about the end of these misguided stings.

With much sorrow for all,
-Samuel

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