Authorities said Jose Tirado was a detective with the sheriff’s office Crimes Against Children unit since 2015.
Investigators said he would covertly warn suspects who were planning to travel to meet minors for sex.
Those “minors” were actually other detectives who were working undercover.
Sheriff Dennis Lemma lashed out at Tirado in a statement, which read in part, “You were responsible for protecting the most vulnerable members of our society — our children — and the actions you are alleged to have committed instead aided those who would seek to victimize children.”
Tirado is facing 15 felony charges.
The sheriff said he’s now in the process of terminating his employment.
Flash flooding shut down the Kinney Tunnel in Fort Lauderdale, stalled cars in Hallandale Beach, breached homes and businesses in Hollywood, and delayed flights and closed access roads to the Broward airport.
Forecasters say that area received about 7 inches of rain over the course of a few hours.
While the weekend is expected to be more dry for South Florida, the rest of the state can expect more wet weather.