A police sex-sting operation in Northern Virginia, aimed at finding men who wanted to have sex or commit indecent acts with juveniles, has nabbed a police officer in Maryland, officials said Monday.
Christopher Dunkes, 27, a patrolman with the Montgomery County Police Department, answered a Craigslist advertisement posted by an undercover officer who was posing as a 15-year-old girl from Prince William County, detectives said in a criminal complaint filed in Prince William court.
Dunkes emailed and texted with the undercover officer about sex acts, according to the complaint. Dunkes twice proposed a specific act and suggested that they meet in his car, according to the court document. He agreed to meet the undercover officer at a Target store. He was arrested without incident, police said.
Dunkes has been suspended without pay, said Capt. Paul Starks, a Montgomery police spokesman. Dunkes had joined the force in 2014 and most recently had been assigned to the Bethesda bureau.
“We are cooperating with the investigation,” Starks said. “Our internal affairs division is communicating with Prince William County police.”
SOURCE: Dan Morse
The Washington Post