Republished from TheFreeThoughtProject.com
Moundsville, West Virginia – 26-year-old police officer Benjamin Davis was recently forced to resign after a concerned mother exposed him as a child molester in her very own independent online sting operation.
Davis allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, and when the girl’s mother found out about what happened, she created a fake online profile so she could gather proof.
In her profile, the mother posed as a 17-year-old girl and had the caption “cops rule” in the description of her main photo. The mother convinced Davis that she was an underage girl and that she was interested in developing a sexual relationship with him.
“She created this account, and basically Mr. Davis answered that, and she was posing as a 17-year-old female in the Marshall County area. They began chatting with each other and planned to meet at some point,” State Police Sgt. Mathew Adams told reporters.
When she had enough evidence on Davis, the woman reportedly revealed herself as the victim’s mother and told him, “your actions will make people trust cops even less.”
Once the matter was investigated, naked images of the victim and other underage girls were retrieved from electronic devices belonging to Davis. Davis was charged with third-degree sexual assault and soliciting a minor, and resigned from his job as a police officer before they were able to fire him.
“It’s one of those it-ruined-my-whole-day type of things. I didn’t see it coming. I got the call, went and met with the state police and they told me what was going on, and we absolutely have a duty to the citizens to make sure that our guys are not doing these type of things,” Police Chief Tom Mitchell said in a statement.