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Ventura County Attorney Arrested in Orange County Sting Operation

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 12:37am


A Ventura County attorney was arrested in Orange County, in what authorities there say was a sting operation to try to catch a sexual predator.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department says a special task force was investigating a case in which a teenage girl was communicating with several men.

Investigators say they took over communications with Arturo Fernando Shaw Gutierrez, with the Oak View man thinking he was talking to the teen.

The detectives say when the 36 year old man showed up at the Seal Beach pier on Saturday to supposedly meet the girl, he was arrested.

He was charged with trying to meet a minor for sexual activity. Investigators say they are looking to see if there are potentially more victims.


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