If you must know, Polk County is in Oregon, the only state that matters!
And it was beavers that chewed on the guy, not gators as Larry suggested.
what different does it make if they are posing as someone interested in porn or not? they still were able to get 'em in the end.
In the end it doesn't matter. These guys were sharing kiddie porn and should pay the price.
I think what Hauser is concerned about is a thing called "entrapment". Running a Sting operation is a very close cousin to planting evidence. Many an overzealous police officer has been guilty of entrapment. I remember a case years ago now where law enforcement sent kiddie porn via the US Postal Service to a man at random. That evening after he got his mail out of the rural route mail box they swooped in and busted him for possession of child porn. He was rightfully found not guilty and the police officers were charged with entrapment.