As the news report indicates, Reza Zarei was in charge of enforcing the Islamic Republicâ€™s harsh public modesty laws. In this capacity he supervised the police crackdown on lax public morals, issued warnings to tens of thousands of women for their immodest dress, and forced thousands to take â€œguidance classesâ€ on how to dress and behave in public. Clearly, the moral fiber needed to implement such a task requires that a man lives up to certain standardsâ€”which exclude, I imagine, engaging in paid-for group sex. So, is this a classic case of private vices hidden by public virtue? Maybe. Or maybe was he carrying out, deep undercover, a sting operation . . .