Marin County. A favorite place for California’s elite…and apparently child molesters too.
A team of investigators in Marin arrested five men in a sting targeting child prostitution.
The sting was held last weekend as part of Operation Cross Country, an annual nationwide crackdown on juvenile sex trafficking. The San Rafael Police Department, the Novato Police Department and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office participated in the local operation.
Investigators placed ads on the internet offering children for paid sex and arrested the suspects when they showed up for the meeting, said San Rafael police Sgt. Scott Eberle. The bust was conducted at a San Rafael hotel, he said.
The men were booked into Marin County Jail, then amazingly, were released on bail pending further review by county prosecutors. Seriously????