This website is a culmination of hundreds of hours of searching, reading, and research about sex sting operations. Until one is impacted (directly or via family member/friend) you really don’t think about the scale of these operations. Prostitution stings tend to be very large scale capturing hundreds of John’s often charged with misdemeanor and pay a hefty fines. I suspect these operations are nice revenue generators for those local municipalities. Then you have the child sting operations which often capture a dozen or two individuals with 80% pleading out often to a felony charge with sex offender registration. These operations are generally funded via DOJ (ICAC) and then perhaps some local fund raising. All of these are proactive sting operations. Perhaps politically motivated. The individual that gets caught is at a far disadvantage since the state will have all the evidence and witnesses.
I don’t have a silver bullet and based on all the research I’ve done it seems no one else does either. When you speak to a lawyer they will tell you every case is different and caution you from going to trial. Our judgement looms on the horizon. My advice is to do your research, pick a good lawyer, and take to heart Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.