Guy Police Department has terminated officer Josh George’s employment, the chief said Monday, in light of George’s arrest last week for a felony Internet stalking of a child.
Guy Police Chief Dave Martini said he will also be contacting Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training in an effort to have George decertified as a police officer.
Martini said Monday his department did not see "warnings" from George, and that he passed a background check before he was hired on as a part-time patrol officer with the department.
Additionally, George’s family is in law enforcement, Martini said.
Arkansas Community Correction Deputy Director Dina Tyler said Monday George’s full-time employment with the agency was terminated Friday, one day after his arrest.
George was hired by ACC in Little Rock as a correctional officer in March and had not yet finished training.
George was also previously employed on two occasions with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, once from 2007 until May of 2013 as a deputy, and again as a detention officer in late 2013.
Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Matt Rice said George was fired in May of 2013 for lying on a police report after his department-owned vehicle was involved in an accident, and he was hired again later that year but only worked about one month before leaving the sheriff’s office.
George was still in custody Monday after his arrest Thursday by FCSO that was carried out in the parking lot of Kroger on Salem Road in Conway.
He is being held on a $100,000 bond and will appear in court for arraignment April 21.
George’s arrest follows a FCSO Criminal Investigations Department sting where George reportedly asked questions online about "sexual situations" with a woman and her two daughters, ages 9 and 12.
The woman was actually a CID investigator.
Rice said last week George wanted to meet with the woman and her daughters and arranged Kroger parking lot as the meeting place, which is where deputies met and arrested him.
Information from investigators in a prosecutor’s affidavit states an investigator was approached on April 4 by an individual with a user name "vicerro" on www.fetlife.com, a BDSM and fetish community website. "Vicerro" then provided the investigator his telephone number, which was found to be associated with George, according to investigators.
The affidavit states the investigator’s online persona indicated she had two female children, and the user stated he wanted to meet and become the "daddy and master to the family."
On April 7, the user further gave stipulations for the two young girls, including that they should not wear undergarments when he met them to inspect them in order to "make sure his requirements were met," according to the affidavit.
The affidavit states George continued on April 9 to send text messages and requested to meet for the purpose of "physically and sexually abuse(ing) all members of the family."
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