Ohio just got a little bit safer after authorities performed a massive sting operation that has now taken more than 100 pedophiles off the streets.
If you've ever seen the show with Chris Hansen “To Catch A Predator,” this was something pretty similar. Officers posed as kids online and participated in chats with men who were looking for underage sex.
The officer would then set up a meeting time and location and when they showed up to take advantage of someone underage, they would find themselves surrounded by the police.
According to WBNS,
“More than 100 people have been arrested in a massive human trafficking and internet sex sting. Among those charged – a medical doctor and a church youth director. The operation focused on three central Ohio counties: Franklin, Fairfield, and Delaware.
Major Steven Tucker with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office “says it starts with online chats between the men, and who they believe to be underage boys and girls. It’s actually an officer posing as a juvenile.
“The reality that they were operating in, is that there absolutely was a child at the other end of that device, and that’s who they were coming to see.”
And he says each of the 24 men followed through.
“They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication. They show up with things that clearly somebody isn’t going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity.”
There is also a channel on YouTube devoted to this now called Predator Poachers, in which a group of guys set up a very similar sting operation where they pose as a young boy and lure sexual predators to a location, oftentimes Walmart, to catch them and confront them.
This is great we need to get more of these predators behind bars. The officers make it very clear that they are underage and that doesn’t stop them. So they get what they deserve.
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