Seventeen people from across central Florida have been charged “Operation Child Protector,” a six-day undercover investigation into child predators held by multiple agencies.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 16 suspects are from around Clewiston, Davenport,
Kissimmee, Orlando, Polk City, and Zephyrhills. One was a visitor to the area from Los Angeles.
Sheriff Grady Judd said all of them intended to engage in sexual activity with what they believed were children, but instead, they encountered undercover officers who were posing as children online.
“These are nasty, nasty, nasty people, and when we go through this, understand that obviously, we can’t even use the words they used,” Judd said. “We obviously can’t show you the pictures and the video clips that they sent to what they thought were 13-year-old little girls and little boys.”
Among these suspects were several employees at Disney World. Read more…