76 arrested in multi-state child exploitation operation

Posted at 1:37 PM, Mar 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 13:37:47-04

76 people were arrested and 13 children were rescued or identified as victims during a multi-state child exploitation operation.

Arrests were made in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The task force made up of 222 law enforcement officials focused on people who possessed and distributed child porn as well as those who are sexually exploiting children in other ways using technology and the internet. 

The arrestees ranged from 17 to 72 years old and included a postal worker, a non-profit employee, small business owner, daycare administrator, pastor, magician, and more.