On Tuesday, a California science teacher and cross-country coach was arrested after offering a 16-year-old girl $140 for oral sex.
High school science teacher at University City High School, Sean Stevenson, was arrested by the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force and charged in federal court with Attempted Enticement of a Minor.
“Stevenson’s alleged illicit activity was discovered during another sex trafficking investigation. According to a criminal complaint, a review of messages from that investigation identified Stevenson as interested in paying for sex with a minor,” the United States Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
A text message from the teacher’s phone revealed that he was offering “a finder’s fee payment…if she could provide him with an underage prostitute.”
“An undercover law enforcement officer began text messaging with Stevenson via the Pinger application. The officer claimed to be sex trafficking her 16-year-old cousin.”
As reported by NBC 7:
In one text exchange, the San Diego cell user asks, “Do you still have a younger girl?”
The undercover officer answered with “Ya, my cousin I was telling u about” and confirmed to the texter that the girl is 16. The San Diego cell user stated, “Ok, I’m very interested,”