A Marquee Arrest … and a CoincidenceMarch 16th, 2007 by josh farley
With the help of some federal agencies, detectives in Kitsap County are becoming more savvy to the ways of the web.
And on Friday, Bremerton’s detectives landed perhaps the most notable arrest thus far in the new world of luring sex predators online.
Edward E. Scott remains in Kitsap County jail on $500,000 bail. The command master chief of Navy Base Kitsap, he is said by police to have attempted to carry out a far more elaborate tale than most people law enforcement lure online.
He thought he was chatting over the internet with a mother who had a 12-year old twin boy and girl — whom he suggested he wanted to commit some kind of sex acts with, according to police — but turned out to be an undercover agent with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
So when Scott showed up at a Bremerton area motel, he was “absolutely shocked” to find detectives there to arrest him, and made a confession, said Detective Sgt. Kevin Crane.
Coincidentally, we had just wrapped a Sunday story about luring sex predators online before they could lure potential victims. (You can read that story here.)
It was a coincidence and nothing more. But our story, and Bremerton’s arrest, shows that those who try and lure minors for sex over the internet — no matter how prominent in the community — are taking a huge risk.