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82 Arrested in Multi-State Child Exploitation Operation

May 3rd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A total of 82 people were arrested, and 17 children were rescued or identified as victims during a mutually coordinated operation between eight (8) southeastern states. Seven (7) of those arrested traveled for the purpose of meeting and having sex with a minor.  The joint, proactive operation, Operation Southern Impact III, was coordinated by ten (10) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces in those eight states and focused on persons who possess and distribute child pornography and those who are sexually exploiting children in other ways using technology and the Internet.  The planning for Operation Southern Impact III began approximately 4 months ago and culminated in 3 days of investigative actions to include search warrant executions, undercover operations, arrests and sex offender compliance verification visits in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. A total of 171 law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies participated in the operation.

One Response to “82 Arrested in Multi-State Child Exploitation Operation”

  1. May 03, 2019 at 7:46 pm, Kathy said:

    Hang em

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