Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler police departments along with Homeland Security Investigations and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office teamed up to expose suspects engaged in child sex crimes. Throughout the operation, officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites and apps sought out by suspects who were looking for illegal sex acts with children. 37 suspects either solicited or brokered deals for sex acts with children and were arrested.

If you have information about someone being trafficked, call your local police department or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or humantraffickinghotline.org