The former director of a leading abortion advocacy group has been caught in a child sex sting. Scott Richard Swirling, who was the director of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), was arrested for attempting to arrange for a sexual encounter with a twelve-year-old girl. He was charged with traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct, a crime which carries a penalty of up to 30 years.
The Washington Examiner newspaper has more details:
Scott Richard Swirling, 61, thought he was discussing plans to meet a District man who was offering to let him have sex with his preteen daughter, authorities said.
It turns out Swirling was dealing with an undercover D.C. police officer.
Swirling, of Gaithersburg, was arrested Tuesday and charged with traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct, a crime which carries a penalty of up to 30 years.
Swirling is the third white-collar worker — including an FBI analyst — to be arrested in the sting in less than six weeks.
Swirling served as executive director of the American School Counselor Association and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association before starting his own law firm construction business 10 years ago, according to his website’s biography.
The newspaper reports how Swirling pursued arranging a meeting with the father of the girl with whom he hoped to have sex. Swirling worried about a police sting but pressed forward with arranging the meeting anyway.