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ANOTHER PERVERTED COP

yo------i couldn't make this kind of stuff up if i tried.so now you have this law enforcement creep trying to hook up with a 13 year old girl...."your" police at work
Local law enforcement agent resigns in wake of FOX 12 sting


Michael J. Benthin

02-18-04
CLACKAMAS - Clackamas County has ordered an internal investigation into the conduct of a Reserve Deputy who has admitted to being caught in FOX 12's undercover sting to aimed at catching sexual predators online.

In a written statement, Sheriff Pat Detloff confirmed the resignation of 29-year old Michael J. Benthin.

Sheriff Detloff says Benthin admitted to chatting with what he believed was a child online and attempting to make contact with the child.

When he arrived at the home, he was caught on camera by FOX 12.

Sheriff Detloff says he extremely concerned about Benthin's conduct.

"I have immediately ordered an internal affairs investigation to determine what department policies may have been violated as well as any criminal wrongdoing on his part," said Sheriff Detloff. "He has not only betrayed the trust the community has placed in him, but the entire department as well."

Bethin had been a reserve officer with the county since 2000, and had passed an extensive background check and the county's 25-week Inter-Agency Police Reserve Academy.

Over a two-day period, FOX 12's sting employed volunteers from Perverted-Justice.com rooted out a dozen area men who used the Internet to hook up with teen girls.
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EDITORIAL--So when are we as citizens going to hold police accountable for the same laws we have to follow?
somebody check him out 23.Feb.2004 08:13

to see if

he got his "training" from the PoPo, or whether he had any real training in first
place. Report back with details. Thanks!

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK AND SEE IF HE GOT ANY 23.Feb.2004 08:36

CONNECTIONS

to that killer cop that's being wanted. you never know, he could be??