Investigators posted fake profiles online to see if people were willing to pay for sex with a minor. The men were arrested over a period of nine separate days between September and Novemberaccording to VPD. He says prices, a location and sex acts were agreed upon and those who followed-through and showed up at a hotel room were met and arrested VPD officers.
AP — Authorities have arrested a police officer, a high school teacher, a minister and 13 others in a sting New Jersey officials said Wednesday was aimed at men who tried to set up sexual encounters with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. The arrests were made as part of "Operation Home Alone," which targeted people who officials say used social media messaging and dating apps in an attempt to lure children. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said most of the defendants were arrested when they arrived at a residence in Bergen County, where they expected to find the victim home alone.
Fourteen minors were among the nearly 50 victims of human trafficking rescued during a sting across California that netted arrests, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Some of the victims found by law enforcement were as young as 13 while other cases involved children as young as 6, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said during a news conference alongside other authorities. Ninety-three human trafficking task forces and teams from various counties were part of the 3-day operation.
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Sheriff Grady Judd said the sting was to help detectives identify victims of human trafficking in prostitution. The operation started on May 14 and resulted in arrests. In a news release, the sheriff's office said a year-old girl and a year-old woman had been identified as possible victims of human trafficking.
Winnipeg Police made a shocking discovery last month. According to reportsofficers located and rescued 21 missing Winnipeg teens during a massive crackdown on the city's youth sex trade. The sting was a joint effort by local police and outreach workers to protect young people at risk of being sexually exploited.
May Travis County sheriff's deputies and state troopers arrested at least six men last week during a prostitution sting at a North Austin hotel targeting men trying to hook up with minors. Arrest affidavits filed last week said law enforcement officers created accounts on a website known to be a hub for prostitution. After investigators communicated with the men online, they waited for them to show up to the hotel and approach a room that had been agreed upon before they moved in to arrest them.
The suspects all initiated conversations on the app, and it was then that a detective would claim that he was a year-old boy, Detective Donald Patton said Wednesday. Top from left, Jamie Bosworth and Christopher Ramirez. The men were arrested on suspicion of trying to meet a minor for sexual acts.