The Huntington Beach Police Department has scored some high-profile arrests of alleged solicitors of sex with children through phony advertisements on Craigslist.
Now comes the latest sentence in the Surf City stings: Gregory Ruiz Aguirre, 53, of El Monte, just got 457 days in jail, 5 years probation and mandatory sex offender registration for arranging to meet a "13-year-old girl" who was actually a cop. If Aguirre violates his probation, he will go away to state prison for four years, according to prosecutors.
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On May 26, 2010, Aguirre drove to the arranged meeting place in Huntington Beach. Upon arrival, he was pulled over by a Huntington Beach patrol car and taken into custody.
A jury on March 2 found Aguirre guilty of one felony count each of meeting a minor with intent to engage in lewd contact, attempted lewd act on a child under 14, and contacting a child with the intent to commit a specified crime.