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Homeland Security official arrested in sting involving sordid Sacramento Craigslist ad

A Homeland Security employee has been arrested in connection with a sting that alleges he used a Craigslist ad in an effort to get a mother and an underage daughter to have sex with him.

George Hristovski, 54, of Elverta, was booked into Sacramento County Jail on Monday after his arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His LinkedIn posting identifies him as an inspector for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A federal court filing requesting an arrest warrant for Hristovski said that Placer County Sheriff’s Department detectives noticed an ad on Craigslist on July 14 in the “Casual Encounters” section of the Sacramento area part of the website.

The person who placed the ad sought a mother who wanted a man to teach a daughter about sex. Detectives, posing as a mother and a 13-year-old daughter, corresponded via e-mails with the person who took out the ad.

The correspondence from the man, later identified as Hristovski in the arrest warrant request, became increasingly lurid. During the course of the e-mails, the man switched to an e-mail address he would use many times.

Based on the conversations, a Placer County detective obtained a search warrant for records from Craigslist and Yahoo. An investigation of internet provider addresses led detectives to believe Hristovski was the man who had solicited an online sexual liaison with a mother and daughter.

The online jail booking said Hristovski was booked on federal child pornography charges. The FBI declined to comment.