Thirty-seven suspects have been arrested in connection with a large scale child sex crimes and human trafficking operation, police in Phoenix, Arizona, said Friday.
“The Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler Police Departments partnered with Homeland Security and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for ‘Operation Broken Hearts,’ an undercover operation targeting sexual predators engaged in child sex crimes and human trafficking,” Fox 10 reported.
In a Facebook post, Phoenix police shared photos of some of the suspects arrested:
The Phoenix Police Department recently partnered with the City of Mesa Police Department, Tempe Police Department,…
“Throughout the operational period, officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites and apps which are commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts with children,” the department said.
“These suspects solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested,” it