COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A 3 day undercover operation performed by the Collin County Sheriff’s Workplace, the Texas Division of Public Security, and 5 different federal, state, and native businesses, arrested and charged 13 people with felony counts of On-line Solicitation of a Minor.
Below Operation Hercules, investigators additionally seized digital units utilized by the suspects that will likely be forensically examined by the Baby Exploitation Unit for proof.
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“I wish to thank the Operation Hercules contributors for his or her laborious work and dedication in apprehending this group of sexual predators” stated Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner. “These topics are refined of their use of know-how and on-line boards, which they make the most of to focus on and talk with our youth. Dad and mom ought to speak to their kids about their units, how they use them, who they’re speaking to, and what they see on-line. Verify recurrently. Give kids a possibility to inform you in the event that they really feel one thing could also be fallacious. Lastly, I need criminals to know that in Collin County, we gained’t tolerate those that look to use our kids.”
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Further costs and arrests are anticipated.
Two of the suspects had youngster pornography on their units on the time of their arrest. One suspect was out on bond from a September 2020 arrest in Dallas for Sexual Assault of a Baby, and one other one was a New York resident visiting the Metroplex on a enterprise journey. One other arrested suspect was armed with a pistol when he confirmed as much as meet whom he thought was a baby.
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