A 65-year-old Fairfield man has been convicted of trying to
arrange a sexual meeting with a 15-year-old girl in Monterey County,
Donald Threatt answered a Craigslist posting on Oct. 12, 2013, and
started an email exchange with whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl, asking
to have sex with the girl and trying to arrange a meeting.
But he did not realize that the "girl" was actually Monterey
County sheriff's Sgt. Bryan Hoskins, who was attempting to lure in sexual
predators as part of "Operation Mama Bear," according to the district
Threatt was convicted Wednesday of arranging a meeting with a
minor for a lewd purpose and going to a meeting with a minor for a lewd
purpose and will be sentenced on June 3.
He faces a maximum sentence of four years and four months in state
prison and will have to register as a sex offender for life, prosecutors