School trustee among men arrested by Vancouver police in child sex sting

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      A school trustee is facing criminal charges for attempting to buy sex from an underage prostitute.

      The trustee was among the 47 men arrested last year by the Vancouver police in a two-month sting operation.

      The trustee was not named by deputy chief constable Laurence Rankin, who announced the arrests Wednesday (January 23).

      Rankin did not say to which school district the trustee belongs.

      The trustee was one of seven men who have been charged for violating the Criminal Code of Canada.

      According to Rankin, it is illegal to obtain sexual services from minors or those under the age of 18 years old.

      Rankin said that detectives posed online as youth between the ages of 15 and 17.

      Also arrested in the sting operation were a teacher, fireman, and a member of a motorcycle gang.

      “The operation was divided into two projects: Project Serrated and Project Steadfast,” the Vancouver Police Department stated in a media release. “The online work of the detectives culminated in nine separate ‘arrest days’ when the ‘Johns’ showed up to a hotel, as arranged, for the sexual encounter.”