Detective used internet database in sex sting case

 Waco – A detective revealed to news outlets that he used an on-line law enforcement database to pinpoint the identity of a veteran lawman in an underage prostitution sting.Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 5.16.51 PM

Deputy Joseph Scaramucci posed as a 17-year-old female to lure McLennan County Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Steve Canava, 51, to a proposed assignation for paid sexual intercourse, then used the probable cause affidavit he developed in the on-line dalliance to obtain an arrest warrant.

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 4.53.52 PMCanava, a veteran Waco Police officer, is charged with the second degree felony offense of on-line solicitation of a juvenile. Authorities released him on $25,000 bond. Precinct 1 Constable Walt Strickland placed him on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest on Friday, February 27.

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