Sting Operations (2019)
All of the items below are related to Child Sex Sting Operations. Sting means the FBI or local law enforcement are using websites, social media, or messenger programs to lure suspected child predators to a location for arrest.
Last year, 2018, it there were over 500 individuals arrested in many large scale Sting Operations throughout the country. Let’s see what happens in 2019. Thus far it seems like there is no end in sight. If you get caught in one of these you will most likely walk away with a felony conviction, loss of $$, and sex offender registration. Thousands get caught in these stings per year even though this site only shows several hundred (outside the big stings).
- 2019 Jan: California ICE contractor accused in Florida child sex sting. In Florida via California. Guy was accused of trying to lure a girl from Florida to California. Guy was arrested and brought to Florida–no bond.
- 2019 Jan: Another Central Texas man snared in online child sex sting. Central Texas. A 42 year old man is charged with online solicitation of a minor.
- 2019 Feb: Operation Intercept – Georgia. Sting during Super Bowl which arrested 21 men between the ages of 20 – 55. Quite a catch. Here is another article. These same departments also do prostitution sting ops and catch women and “John’s” as well. They claim around 169 for these type of operations.
- 2019 Feb: Two day Operation – Duluth, MN. A two day operation captured 7 suspects ranging in age from 22-62. A 22 year old ended up taking his own life not long after arrested. It should be noted that suicide isn’t all that uncommon and it occurs in about 2-3% of these cases! The blood is on the hands of those who run these operations.
Total Arrested: 30 + 0 (Big Operations)