Oakland police conduct sex sting
OAKLAND — Working with the national organization Perverted Justice, police on Friday night arrested a Swanville man in a sex sting.
Scott H. Ely, 37, of Swanville was arrested on a charge of attempted sexual abuse of a minor.
Arresting officer Rick Stubbert said Saturday that Perverted Justice arranges internet chats between people with a criminal history and people who pose as potential victims. Once a time and place for a sexual encounter is arranged, Stubbert said, police step in.
In this case, a 21-year-old woman posing as a 15-year-old waited for Ely on the front porch of an Oak Street home, Stubbert said. When Ely arrived and approached her, police arrested him.