Sting Operations

A sting operation is a deceptive process used to catch individuals in the act of committing a crime. It usually involves an officer posing as some sort of practitioner or instigator of illegal activity. Sex crimes are often targeted with sting operations. False meetings are set up and people are solicited in order to accuse individuals of being involved in child molestation or prostitution.

If you or someone you know has been accused of a sex crime after being involved in a sting operation, it is important you seek professional legal support. The Massachusetts sex crimes lawyer James Powderly can help you protect your rights, freedoms, and good name. Contact our office today at 508-343-0676 to learn more about your options.

Types of Sting Operations

There are a number of techniques law officials will use in sting operations. When it comes to sex crimes, the following commonly occur within a sting operation:

  • Officers pose as potential customers to raid sites of illegal solicitation and prostitution.
  • A police officer will pose as a prostitute to solicit illegal patronage.
  • Officers pose as an underage individual within an online chat room to solicit and attract potential child molesters.

These are some of the most common forms of undercover sting operations. Whenever police officers use tactics like these to enforce laws, there is a chance they will perform entrapment. This illegal act can put the wellbeing of accused individuals in jeopardy.

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If you have been accused of a crime following a sting operation, the Massachusetts sex crime defense attorney James Powderly can help. Contact our office today at 508-343-0676 to speak to a talented attorney about your situation.


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