Kitsap naval chief charged in sex sting
The senior enlisted man at Naval Base Kitsap who was arrested Friday during a sex-sting operation at a Bremerton hotel was allegedly planning to have intercourse with a 12-year-old girl and hoping to "assist" her twin brother have intercourse with his mother, police and prosecutors say in charging papers.
Former Command Master Chief Edward E. Scott, 43, of Silverdale, Kitsap County, was charged Tuesday in Kitsap County Superior Court with second-degree attempted rape of a child and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.
Law-enforcement officials with the Bremerton Police Department and Naval Criminal Investigation Service said the arrest followed a monthlong sting operation in which an undercover agent chatted online with Scott while posing as the mother of a set of 12-year-old twins.
Police said Scott had numerous "graphic" and "sexually explicit" online conversations from his work computer with both the "mother" and "daughter."
Scott, a 23-year-veteran of the Navy, is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case, a Navy spokesman said.