41 arrested in Polk County sting targeting suspected online child predators

POLK COUNTY - A week-long undercover sting by the Polk County Sheriff's Office targeted dozens of men willing to travel across the United States to have sex with minors, according to a statement.

The operation, which began June 8 and ended on Father's Day, focused on suspected online child predators and resulted in 41 arrests.

The suspects came from as far away as Wisconsin and Alabama to have sex with who they thought were 13-15 year old boys and girls living in Polk County.

Sheriff Grady Judd will release additional information to the media later today.

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