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Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Years After “To Catch A Predator” Police Sting

Posted at 11:23 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 11:30:04-04

BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB)– A Breckinridge County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after only six months on the job, according to WDRB in Louisville.

33-year-old Anthony Philips was fired from the sheriff’s department on May 4 after previously being employed at the Breckinridge County Detention Center.

The exact reason Philips was fired has not been disclosed, however, records obtained by WDRB reveals he was arrested in Florida in 2006 for allegedly trying to have sex with a teenager.

It’s reported that he was caught in a “To Catch a Predator” police sting.

Philips faced a number of charges, including a felony for lewd or lascivious conduct, computer pornography, and child exploitation.

The sheriff could not tell WDRB when he learned of the Fla. charges, but added: “at the time he [Philips] worked here, he was a loyal and dedicated employee.”

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