1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Article on Nov 2019 Net Nanny #17 Sting Operation – The sting operations continue in Washington state. This is the 3rd (and likely final) sting this year. A total of 57 arrests were made in 2019. There have been 3 pleas and 1 trial thus far and shortest sentence has been 60 months (5 years). For those who find themselves or family members involved in one of these dreadful stings let me be the first to let you know you have a long road ahead of you. Statistics are NOT on your side. There are still MANY cases pending (> 100 now) with over 160 having been resolved. Roughly 75% of people take pleas, 22% go to trial and around 2-3% commit suicide. About 5-10% will win their trials (2 acquittals, a couple of hung juries). They do lose these cases and for those arrested most recently, juries are being a little more cautious so you have a better chance of winning these days. If you lose look for a 4-6 year sentence. You actually might have been better off committing actual rape. As horrible as this sounds those people are getting better plea deals.
As long as our government allows this outrageous conduct by police agencies and the funding continues so will these operations. Be careful out there online as you never know is is on the other side. Always be suspicious, never fully trust.
With great sadness,