Clifford Horn Bio/Wiki
According to officials, a Pennsylvania police officer named Clifford Horn was busted in an underage s*x sting carried out by a group of “concerned citizens” posing as kids.
When approached in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday by a man who leads Colorado Ped Patrol, an organization that tries to catch child predators, Clifford Horn, a corporal for the Central Bucks Regional Police Department, had little to say, according to video.
He is 54 years old.
Child Luring Full Details
The individuals were apprehended on July 22 after a concerned citizens organization linked with the Colorado Ped Patrol, which members act as minor children on social media sites, according to police.
As the police was supposedly captured in the act, Thomas Fellows of the vigilante group informs Horn, “We’re just having a conversation with a gentleman trying to meet with a child,”
“Your zipper’s down, by the way,”
“You’re standing in front of the running car. We got your text messages. Listen, man, you want to talk and tell us why you’re here?”
“I’m not attempting to meet with a child,” Horn responds, claiming in the alleged texts that his name was Matt.
Corporal Clifford Horn, of the Central Bucks Regional Police Department, is accused of attempted child luring in Atlantic City. @DannCuellar with disturbing details tonight on @6abc. pic.twitter.com/CQB1I2BkQl
— Mike Nik (@6abcmike) July 26, 2021
As Fellows asks him to “accept accountability” for his conduct, the cop begins to walk away. According to video, he was later apprehended by waiting cops.
Horn’s arrest was verified by Atlantic City police on Sunday, who said in a statement that he was one of four males accused with luring/enticing a minor by various means after receiving “public assistance.”
Prior to their arrests, responding cops were sent screenshots of talks between the suspects and the citizen group, according to authorities. Horn, of Chalfont, allegedly used Grindr to arrange a sex act with a 14-year-old child, sending a photo of himself in his underpants, according to WPVI.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Fellows confronted Horn at a place specified online hours before. He claimed he didn’t know the man was a cop but assumed he was an attorney. According to the newspaper, fellows said, “He was just too good,”
“He wouldn’t talk.”
Breaking: Central Bucks police Officer arrested for attempting to lure minor by @AtlanticCityPD Bucks County District Attorney to “begin evaluating all Bucks County criminal cases in which Central Bucks Regional Police Officer Corporal Clifford Horn was involved. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/e4eDk07E68
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) July 26, 2021
Fellows claimed he makes dating app accounts posing as young teen girls or boys and waits for people to respond. He founded his group in April after one of his sons was sexually abused. According to Fellows, meetings are frequently held within hours.
He said, “They reach out to us,”
“We never reach out to them.”
3 Other Men Were Arrested
Horn and the three other males detained on the same accusation since Thursday were freed on a summons, according to Atlantic City police.
Jose Machuca, 51, of Hyattsville, Maryland, Sambatrimiaina Raminoson, 26, of Atlantic City, and Eugene Pulley, 49, of Philadelphia were the other suspects.
Horn was suspended without pay effective immediately, according to CBS Philadelphia. District Attorney Matt Weintraub of Bucks County said Monday that his agency will begin investigating any criminal cases in which Horn was involved.
Weintraub said in a statement, “Our office has assigned personnel to assist New Jersey authorities in any capacity, and to investigate and prosecute any criminal activity that may have occurred in Bucks County,”
“This office protects all victims, regardless of whether the accused perpetrator is an officer of the law or not. No one is above the law.”
Clifford Horn a regional police officer from Bucks County, PA has been arrested after he traveled to NJ for an attempted child luring.
“Concerned” citizens in the community set up a trap and Horn took the bait. He was among the four arrested.
He is suspended without pay. pic.twitter.com/AbdBq6Db46
— 💛 Lovely 💛 (@SweetPea1636) July 27, 2021