Sunday, July 23, 2006

"Soldier Arrested In Internet Sex Sting"

OK, this story from KSAT is not strange in its content. In fact, it is simply another example of someone trying to solicit sex from underage people online (and the trend of law enforcement to seek out and capture these sexual deviants before they can actually do harm). But, what makes it strange is how one of San Antonio's crack news teams refers to the accused.

SAN ANTONIO -- A soldier was placed under arrest for trying to have sex with a minor, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

It's the second time that an alleged Internet sex traveler has been arrested in recent weeks.

Mark Kolacinski, 26, said he was sorry about what happened.

Police believe Kolacinski attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old girl he met off the Internet.

He was charged with criminal solicitation of a minor.

According to investigators, Kolacinski traveled from the Corpus Christi area where he was stationed with the U.S. Navy. [emphases added]

That would make him a sailor, not a soldier in the Army. It disappoints me that our local journalists (who work in a city that has several active military installations) would get such a distinction wrong. Quite strange.

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