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Cops Go Undercover to Catch Pedophile, Bust Fellow Cop Trying to Have Sex with a Child

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  Last month, a detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, beginning on July 24, began working undercover on a social media app to ensnare pedophiles looking  to possess  sex with children. During the sting, a pedophile  skilled  the undercover officer pretending to be  a touch  girl. When the HCSO deputy moved to arrest that pedophile,  they found  he was a fellow  policeman  . Sergeant Stephen Utter, 37, with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office was arrested this month for trying  to satisfy  a 14-year-old girl for sex. According to investigators, Utter was made immediately  conscious of  the girl's age before he began to sexually groom her. Luckily, the 14-year-old girl was a cop and not an actual child. Once he'd incriminated himself enough, police moved in to arrest him. When deputies advised the Manatee County Sheriff's Office of the investigation, MCSO worked with HCSO to arrest Utter. Police issued a canned statement noting how Utter's actio