20 Arrested In Indiana Child Sex Crimes Sting

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At a glance

  • Indiana police arrested 20 suspects allegedly connected with child sex crimes during a three-day sting operation.
  • Police said this is the fourth time authorities have carried out a multi-agency sting of this sort in Johnson County over the past 30 months.
  • “During the course of this operation, we dealt with many different people and situations. The conversations that are had prior to the suspects arriving at the target location are very troubling. The requests that are made to the Investigators posing as underage children are also very troubling and disturbing,” Johnson County Sheriff Duane E. Burgess and Franklin chief of police Kirby Cochran wrote in the joint statement.

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