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Two locals arrested in child exploitation sting

June 11th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

 Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 58 arrests in Maryland, 17 of which were arrested by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, two-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation.  Two local men were arrested as a result: Andrew  Brock , Allegany County; and Jerry Kestner, Garrett County. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces included in “Operation Broken Heart,” a two-month initiative. Members from the Maryland ICAC worked tirelessly throughout April and May, initiating 320 investigations. Investigators executed 110 search warrants with 58 arrests. There were also public outreach sessions, which reached nearly 1,300 people.

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