Since 2003, police departments that have expensive sting operations for sex crimes have been given more than $200 million in federal grant money.
Many believe that some police departments actually strive to increase the number of arrests in order to receive more grant assistance for their department. This can mean accusations against the innocent or even false incarcerations.
One way that police can seek possible offenders can include luring adults with commonly used online dating sites. Adults believe they are messaging other adults until the police department indicates they are underage and actually encourage the conversation to continue.
Learn more about underhanded tactics that can be used in sex stings.