The Crime Blotter: Ferndale cop standing trial in attempted child molestation case

Aug 23, 2022, 11:23 AM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:36 pm


Photo from Denver Pratt- The Bellingham Herald

The City of Ferndale has terminated the employment of Officer Scott Langton due to an inability to carry out his duties.

Langton allegedly asked to have sex with a woman and her 12-year-old daughter, and admitted his sexual attraction to children, according to court records reported by The Bellingham Herald.

Langton has been charged with attempted child molestation in the second degree in Whatcom County Superior Court. The Bellingham Police Department is continuing to investigate this matter.

The City of Ferndale is also conducting an internal investigation of this case, which is also ongoing.

As this is an active case, the City and Ferndale Police Department cannot provide further comments or information until it is fully resolved.

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The Crime Blotter: Ferndale cop standing trial in attempted child molestation case