An Arizona elementary school principal was arrested after he allegedly posted Craigslist ads asking teenage girls to come skinny-dip at his house, People magazine reported.
After Karl Judd Waggoner, 59, allegedly posted the ad, a sex crimes detective posed as a 14-year-old girl to talk with Waggoner. The pair then had “sexually inappropriate conversations, discussed engaging in sexual acts with the undercover detective and provided sexually explicit photos,” said Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb to People.
“Our detective found the ad last week,” Lamb continued, “All through this holiday weekend, he [Waggoner] was posting online and soliciting for young girls. We decided to move on it Tuesday morning and we picked him up near the school.”
The conversation between the detective and the suspect went on for six days, Lamb claimed.
When Waggoner was arrested, he “admitted to having the profile and the communication with the investigator,” Lamb claimed.
People reported that Waggoner was only recently hired on July 18, but is now on leave, according to school district spokeswoman Sally Marks.
“We did a background check on him and nothing showed up,” Marks said. “All the standard things we do, fingerprinting, background checks. We also did personal checks. … We are supposed to go back five years and we went back 15. He was very qualified. We were initially thrilled.”
Waggoner is currently being held on suspicion of luring and aggravated luring of a minor. He is still awaiting formal charges.
[Image: Pinal County Sheriff’s Office]