Undercover sting nabs former school district employee for attempted child rape
SPOKANE, Wash, - Spokane detectives arrested a 78-year-old man and former Spokane School District employee Tuesday night, for two counts of Attempted 1st-degree Rape of a Child.
After receiving information that Gordon L. Erickson was looking for young children for sexual purposes, detectives began a week-long investigation ending in Erickson's arrest.
An undercover officer with a fictitious 11-month and 4-year-old daughters set up a meeting with Erickson, who agreed to bring candy and popcorn for the children, as well as $100 per child to pay for sexual purposes.
When Erickson arrived at the location with the money and candy, he was arrested for two counts of Attempted 1st-degree Rape of a Child, and booked into Spokane County Jail.
There is no record of any legal action ever taken against Erickson during his tenure with the Spokane School District.