37 sexual predators were arrested in Phoenix
The Phoenix Police Department reported the arrest of 37 suspected child sex crimes and human trafficking.
“Operation Broken Hearts was an undercover operation targeting sexual predators engaged in child sex crimes and human trafficking,” the statement says.
This operation was organized jointly with the City of Mesa Police Department, Tempe Police Department, Chandler Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Attorney General's Office.
Throughout the operational period, officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites and apps which are commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts with children. These suspects solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested.
The age of those arrested varies from 21 to 66 years.