- Cops in Gwinnett County, Georgia announced nearly two dozen arrests Monday
- Inter-agency task-force targeted suspected child sex predators online
- Men are accused of talking to kids online and traveling to have sex with them
- Alleged predators targeted both boys and girls, investigators say
A undercover police dragnet targeting online predators who chat with children and travel to have sex with them has led to the arrests of 23 men, one of whom is in the Air Force.
Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia announced the sting on Monday, saying a 15-agency task-force had made the arrests over the past five days in what it is dubbing ‘Operation Spring Cleaning’.
The men, who range in age from 19 to 48, have been charged under a state law banning obscene communication with minors and communications for the purpose of meeting kids for sex.
Police say the men traveled to Gwinnett County from other areas around the Atlanta metro area with the intent to meet a child for sex. The men’s interest in children included both boys and girls, police said…