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A child pornography sting operation in Central Florida has led to the arrest of 17 people, including two Disney employees.
One man was caught as he was attempting to meet a child for sexual favors, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement Friday. Two other men were in the middle of trying to get nude pictures from two different teenage girls using Snapchat and Facebook. Another man said that if he didn’t look at child pornography, he would sexually batter children.
Those arrested as part of the monthlong police operation range in age from 19 to 77 and face a total of 626 charges, all of them felonies except two misdemeanors, the sheriff’s statement said.
“The people arrested during this operation prey on the most innocent and vulnerable among us — our children,” the sheriff said in the statement. “Each one of these arrests has removed a predator from our streets, and the internet.”