AIR FORCE ACADEMY PROFESSOR
Maj. Reinaldo Canton thought he was talking with a 15 year-old girl via his laptop computer, but he couldn't have been more mistaken. The "teenager" turned out to be an FBI agent running a sting, looking for child predators. The Air Force officer was stunned when he was cuffed by cops and led away from a Utah shopping mall where he'd agreed to meet the girl "for sex."
But what he really intended, Canton told police, was to just "talk" to the girl and warn her that meeting people via computer could be "scary." He said his only intention was to give her good, fatherly advice, not to go to an Ogden hotel room for sex, as he had e-mailed her earlier.
The former assistant professor of Spanish at the Air Force Academy waived his Miranda rights and talked freely with arresting officers. He swore up and down his intentions were honorable. His wife backs him up.
MAJOR'S WIFE IN HIS CORNER ALL THE WAY
Julie Canton says her hubby is "a loving husband
and father" and "an honest, decent and caring man." She
said "Rey and I have 5 daughters, two are teenagers, and we are always
preaching to them about the dangers of the Internet." The Albuquerque,
N.M. woman vows her "unswerving support" to her husband, "and
will continue" to back him, "regardless of the outcome of this