20 Suspects ARRESTED – Child Predator Sting Operation Succeeds!

Child Abuse Sting Operation Leads to Multiple Arrests

Child Abuse Sting Operation Leads to Multiple Arrests

(RepublicanPress.org) – Federal and local law enforcement agencies have launched several successful actions to identify, arrest, and prosecute child predators. For example, a multi-jurisdictional Florida investigation, code-named Operation March Sadness, led to the arrest of 108 individuals involved with human trafficking and targeting underage kids in March. Meanwhile, a Southern California task force arrested dozens of suspects for preying on children in September. Likewise, a recent child abuse sting operation in Indiana led to multiple arrests.

On November 4, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release detailing the successful completion of a three-day child sex sting operation, beginning on November 1. Conducted with the Franklin Police Department, the investigation resulted in 20 arrests. The notice advised that both agencies worked closely with local prosecutors to ensure they followed “the letter of the law” to facilitate successful prosecutions.

Suspects ranged from 21 to 64 years old and face various charges involving underaged children, including child solicitation, possession of child pornography, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and disseminating harmful material to an underaged individual. Law enforcement officials also charged some of the suspects on unrelated charges like drug and paraphernalia possession, resisting arrest, and prostitution.

This operation was the fourth one the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin PD conducted since 2020. Investigators arrested 10 suspects in December 2020, 8 in April 2021, and 11 in May 2022.

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