Detectives posing as children online caught six suspects they say were trying to meet children for sex.
Among the six suspects in the child sex sting operation are a Whatcom County corrections officer and a Navy sailor.
Whatcom County fired corrections officer Kyle O’Connor a day after his arrest. Police say the married man trolled the Internet looking for sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Matthew Beltran, 37, was also arrested. Beltran is an active-duty Navy sailor. Beltran posted an ad looking for “a 18 to 29 year old skinny and pretty” woman but then investigators say he agreed to meet an undercover cop posing as a 14-year-old girl at a park.