16 arrested in Florida child porn investigation, over 1400 charges filed


first_imgThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 16 people in a child porn investigation; Operation Guardians of Innocence V.Officials say the suspects range in age from 18 to 64, and they face a combined 1,409 charges. Investigators said some of the suspects had images and videos with victims as young as 6 months old.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said “These images are not just pictures of children without clothes. These videos and photographs are horrific images of children being forced to expose their genitalia and forced to perform sex acts – images of children being raped,” Judd said. “Those who upload and share child pornography are victimizing children over and over again. Those arrested in this operation create the demand that sustains a child pornographic exploitation distribution pipeline that traumatizes children across the world. Their behavior is disgusting.”last_img

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