32 Child Predators Arrested in Sutter County Sex Sting

Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva (ACSD / AP)
Following the arrest of the Stockton Mayor on child endangerment and delinquency charges, nearby Sutter County announced the arrest of 32 adults in a child sex sting operation. Breitbart News reported on August 4 that the Stockton’s 41-year-old Republican Mayor, Anthony Silva, was arrested 4 by the city’s Silver Lake Family Camp on charges of cruelty, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, making child recordings, providing alcohol to a minor and child endangerment. Just 50 miles away Sutter County law enforcement announced on August 5 that a successful sting operation had netted the arrest of 32 child predators, including a Yuba City Planning Commissioner Ivin Rhyne Jr., who works with the California Energy Commission. After jail processing, Rhyne resigned his Planning Commission post. The District Attorney’s of Amador and Sutter Counties are being tight-lipped about any potential connections between the two investigations. The Sutter County task force was assembled to investigate and prosecute child sex crimes by District Attorney Amanda Hopper. Numerous local law enforcement agencies were involved including the Sheriff’s Office, the Yuba City Police Department and the non-for-profit Operation Underground Railroad. DA Hopper told the local Appeal-Democrat newspaper, “Much of public safety is reacting to crime after it occurs.