SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBS) — A 21-year-old San Juan Capistrano man who allegedly posted an online ad seeking a mom and her underage daughter for sex was behind bars Friday after Orange County sheriff’s deputies arrested him in an undercover sting.
Shaw Bruce Warrington was arrested in San Juan Capistrano about 9 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of meeting a minor for sexual purposes, Amormino said.
Warrington posted at least 25 ads on Craigslist “specifically targeting minor females for sex,” Amormino said.
A volunteer with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children spotted one of his ads and called authorities, who set up an undercover sting, Amormino said.
According to Amormino, the ad sought, “a mom and/or her daughter to have sex. I really don’t mind what age. Young or underage is cool — like high school and below.”
Investigators with the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes Homeland Security, sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents, were involved in setting up the sting, Amormino said.
An undercover investigator has been corresponding with Warrington since August to set up a meeting, which was arranged last night at a Starbucks in San Juan Capistrano, Amormino said. The investigator said she had a 13-year-old daughter available for sex, Amormino said.
“He was going to teach her 13-year-old daughter how to have sex,” Amormino said.
Warrington arrived for the meeting in an older model white van with a bed in the back, Amormino said.
“When he was arrested he had a condom in his pocket,” Amormino said. “We strongly believe there are other victims because of the numerous ads on Craigslist.”
Warrington was being held on $20,000 bail, according to jail records.
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