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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

online solicitation of a minor suspects (Tarrant Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)