FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office arrested 13 men for online solicitation of a minor during a joint law enforcement operation from September 18 to 20.
TCSO’s Human Trafficking Unit worked with Tarrant County Constable’s Office-Precinct 3, Fort Worth Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety.READ MORE: Dallas Police Officer Arrested For Domestic Assault
The joint operation focused on men who believed they were communicating online with children under the age of 17 in a sexually explicit manner with the specific intent to meet with children and engage in sexual intercourse.READ MORE: Much Happening In DFW For Juneteenth Including Walk With Opal Lee
Each person arrested during this operation have been charged with online solicitation of a minor. Warrants are being obtained for seven more suspects.
Created in March 2017, TCSO’s Human Trafficking Unit has made 121 arrests in Tarrant County; 29 of these arrests for online solicitation of a minor and 9 arrests for human trafficking.MORE NEWS: Drowning In Grapevine Lake Prompts Warning From First Responders
“In Tarrant County, we have a zero tolerance for predators coming after our children. We will always be vigorously alert and watching for them,” said Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn in a statement.