Prosecutors charge Kent man with attempted child rape in Internet sting

King County prosecutors have charged a 29-year-old Kent man with second-degree attempted child rape after he allegedly agreed to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in response to his Internet advertisement seeking a mother-daughter threesome for sex.

King County prosecutors have charged a 29-year-old Kent man with second-degree attempted child rape after he allegedly agreed to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in response to his Internet advertisement seeking a mother-daughter threesome for sex.

Seattle Police arrested Paul W. Vergon Feb. 3 in SeaTac as part of an Internet sting operation after he reportedly showed up to meet the girl for a sexual encounter.

An undercover Seattle Police detective posed online as the father of a fictitious 13-year-old girl as part of the department’s Internet Crime Against Children’s Unit, according to charging papers filed Feb. 7.

Vergon is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. He was in custody for four days before posting bond Feb. 7 on $25,000 bail.

“The defendant is a danger to children given the circumstances of this crime where he tried to meet with a 13-year-old girl in order to have sex with her,” wrote senior deputy prosecutor Corinn Bohn in charging papers. “The defendant’s intentions were clear from his e-mail correspondence and he admitted to the detective that he intended to have sex with the girl.”

An undercover detective spotted an ad Jan. 31 on a Web site from a man that read, “Seeking Unusual Threesome.” The detective responded to the ad because of concern that the man might be seeking a young girl. The detective posed as the father of a young daughter.

Vergon responded and asked for the age and pictures of the girl. The detective answered that he had a 13-year-old daughter who liked sex with older men, according to charging papers.

That began numerous e-mail exchanges and led to a face-to-face meeting Feb. 2 between the undercover detective (posing as the father) and Vergon. Vergon allegedly told the detective he had no problem with the age of the girl. They met to set up details of a Feb. 3 meeting of Vergon with the girl.

Police arrested Vergon after he showed up at the predetermined meeting location and exited his vehicle. He was placed into custody without incident. A police search found that Vergon had a dozen condoms with him.

Vergon told detectives he would have engaged in sex if a real 13-year-old girl had been at the location.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. FILE PHOTO
Discarded cigarette leads to arrest of Kent double homicide suspects

DNA reveals man, woman who reportedly killed two people in January 2023 at local motel

State Patrol chief thanks public for support of trooper shot in Kent

Trooper’s injuries are not life threatening despite being shot multiple times

Boy, 17, fatally shot in Kent in exchange of gunfire identified | Update

Shooting between subjects in vehicles Feb. 20 along East Valley Highway near South 180th Street

Car damaged by bullets during Feb. 19 Interstate 5 shooting. (Courtesy of Washington State Patrol)
King County Councilmember wants more info about I-5 shootings

The letter, addressed to WSP Chief John R. Batiste, comes in wake of a Feb. 19 drive-by shooting that occurred on I-5 in Tukwila that left a victim in critical condition.

Kent man, 83, dies after medical emergency while driving on East Hill

Reportedly died from medical issue prior to single-car crash Feb. 2o along 132nd Avenue SE

Rep. Mia Gregerson. COURTESY PHOTO, Legislative Support Services
Gregerson state bill aims to improve immigration support

Designed to better address needs of refugees, immigrants arriving in Washington state

Federal Way man faces charges for shooting, injuring trooper in Kent

Trooper reportedly shot nine times Feb. 16 after a struggle following foot pursuit

Courtesy image, U.S. Department of Justice
Kent man pleads guilty to selling guns to those with criminal histories

Sold more than 100 firearms to those barred from possessing guns

Man dies after shooting in Kent on King County Metro bus

Altercation between two men led to shooting Friday afternoon, Feb. 16

File photo
Puget Sound Energy files two-year rate plan for electric, natural gas

Driven by the state’s clean energy laws, the plan has been filed to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Washington Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program advocacy group at the State Capitol for HB 1916. (Photo Courtesy of Kindering)
‘When services decline, it’s the kids who pay the price’

Legislative bill would recover funding for the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program - and could save the state millions.

A screenshot of the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter view of the arrest of a Kent man after carjacking incidents Feb. 13 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, King County Sheriff’s Office
Kent man, woman charged in carjackings, stolen vehicles case

Tracking by King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter lasted nearly 50 minutes Feb. 13 across Kent