Police officer arrested after responding to undercover officer posing as young girl looking for sexBy Mason White 10:52 AM June 16, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A police sting operation turn awkward when they had to arrest one of their own.
An undercover officer in Virginia, posted an ad online, searching for men who are willing to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.
27-year-old police officer Christopher Dunkes of Montgomery County, Maryland, responded to the advertisement.
Dunkes contacted the 15-year-old girl and they spoke about having sex. He offered to travel to a Target in Prince William County, Virginia, to meet her.
When the officer arrived, he was confronted by officers who placed him under arrest.
Police said that Dunkes is one of seven people who were arrested on charges of using a communication device to facilitate certain offenses with children.
Dunkes was suspended from his job as a police officer.
The other six suspects, all from Virginia, were identified as David Lee Mathes, 58, of Warrenton, Curtis Jenkins, 54, of Fairfax, Jeffrey Dimond, 35, of Fredericksburg, Steven Castillo, 26, of Woodbridge, Chad Warner, 24, of Sterling, and Jordan Kolbinskie, 23, of Manassas.