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Florida arrested 22 Men men seeking sex with kids

During a six-day undercover sting operation called "April Fools", Marion County authorities arrested nearly two dozen men who were seeking sex with children.

Undercover officers exchanged messages with 19 men who moved to various locations in Marion County expecting to meet a child ages 12 to 16.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), county deputies, with assistance from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, conducted an undercover operation that resulted in the arrest of 22 men who thought they were meeting underage children.

The Sheriff's Office reported that the men engaged in sexually explicit conversations while online, graphically describing sexual acts they hoped to perform with the child.

6 April 2022


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