South Carolina deputy caught in child sex sting by his own department
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina sheriff's department says it caught one of its own deputies last week in a child sex sting that netted more than a dozen other people. The State reports Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of deputy Derek Vandenham on Tuesday. Twelve other law enforcement agencies assisted in "Operation Relentless Guardian," during which deputies pretended to be 13- to 15-year-old girls and chatted with men online.