It appears the Surrey RCMP officer embroiled in an online sting by the Creep Catchers group isn’t the first public officer to be caught.
The so-called Creep Hunters caught a Kamloops sheriff last month.
In August, Steph was the decoy, a 14-year-old girl new to town, taking to Craigslist looking for someone to talk to.
It wasn’t long before she says a member of the justice system responded.
“He actually sent me a photo of himself in front of the sheriff’s car.”
“We were kind of like ‘What do we do with this’, because it is a big catch, it is somebody in law enforcement. I just continued to talk to him and gather all the evidence and arranged to have a meeting.”
Soon, the e-mails became more sexual in nature.
“He sent me three pictures of his private area.”
And when it came time to meet, the sting caught him on camera.
“A few of the guys got out of the vehicle and approached him, and he just looked up and took off.”
The Justice Ministry says the sheriff is no longer on the job, but it’s unknown if he’s been criminally charged.