Stephen Robert Deck, an Orange County-based lieutenant in the California Highway Patrol, desperately craved illegal sex with underage girls and took numerous steps to achieve his fantasies.
But Deck ended up nabbed in a 2006 Perverted Justice sting orchestrated with undercover officers at the Laguna Beach Police Department.
closed the complaint after accepting a magistrate judge's detailed
report that Deck, who retired claiming on-the-job injuries is now living in San Diego County, was convicted
righteously by Mestman's "overwhelming" evidence.
to court records, Deck had an obsession with "daughter-daddy" sex and
more than a passing interest in pursuing middle school-aged girls for
intimate relations. In a Yahoo chat room, he met 13-year-old "Amy," the
decoy, asked her what times her mother left the house for work, mentioned her "beautiful lips," suggested
he wanted intercourse and asked the girl if she "likes sucking cock."
Apparently thinking he was
clever and in hopes of having a legal defense if his scheduled meeting
with Amy was a sting, he called the girl while driving to Laguna Beach
and said he didn't want to have sex during their rendezvous.
Police arrested him when he approached the decoy and he immediately faked a serious illness.