Schmuck of the Week

Jack Gardner, Cop, Charged With Spoiling Sting of Man Seeking Underage Kink/Bondage Girl

Did Jack Gardner, a longtime detective with the Boulder Police Department, warn a child-luring suspect in advance to prevent him from becoming ensnared in a sting operation? Prosecutors think so, and if they're right, Gardner has definitely landed in schmucky territory. We've got photos, details about the man Gardner's accused of helping (he wound up getting busted anyhow), and the arrest affidavit that led to charges against the detective and his subsequent resignation from the force.

See also: Joseph Ellsworth, Ex-Denver Cop Turned Sex Offender: Attempted Child Sex Assault Bust

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