14 Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges in Multi-agency Sting in Collin, Dallas, Denton Counties

After an operation that included 14 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, 14 people were arrested on charges of online solicitation of a minor — 11 of those in Collin County, according to a release from the Collin County Sheriff's Office.An arrest warrant has been put out for another suspect. Authorities rescued a child victim in Arkansas in connection with the sting, according to the release.The sting, known as "Operation Atlas," targeted online predators in Collin, Dallas and Denton counties. Investigators suspect the child who was recovered was used to produce pornography, according to the release. A number of electronic devices were seized and will be analyzed to gather evidence, the release stated. More arrests are expected from that analysis, it said.  Continue reading...

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