August 15, 2019
Crime on line
An officer in South Carolina was reportedly arrested in a sex sting operation that was carried out by his own police department, officials announced this week.
According to NBC News, Derek Vandenham, 34, was immediately fired from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department following his arrest on Tuesday. Vandenham, a deputy who had been with the department since August 2015, is accused of using social media or an online chatroom to solicit minors for sex.
The Post and Courier reported that “Operation Relentless Guardian” was a five-day sting operation that resulted in