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Authorities use electronics sniffing dog during child sex sting arresting 79 suspects

December 2, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities use electronics sniffing dog during child sex sting arresting 79 suspects

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New Jersey state authorities made 79 arrests during a child sex sting following a nine-month investigation that involved the use of an electronics-sniffing dog to help catch online sexual predators.

During an announcement on Friday, New Jersey State Attorney General Christopher Porrino said Operation Safety Net resulted in the arrest of 79 suspects ranging in age from 14 to 75 years old, “who lurked in the shadows.”

Authorities charged the 79 suspects with various counts including possession of child pornography, sexual assault, and sending lewd photos to children, Philly.com reported.

Some of the 79 men New Jersey authorities said were arrested on sex-offense charges in a nine-month-long sweep called “Operation Safety Net.”

Porrino said among the suspects apprehended included an Indiana man and California man who allegedly solicited undercover investigators to transport a young girl to their states to engage in illicit sex acts with the child.

The attorney general said a youth minister, IT professional, swimming coach and Trenton Police officer were also among the dozens of low-lives arrested during the child sex sting.

Law enforcement officials said police employed the use of an electronics-sniffing dog to uncover storage drives and electronic devices, that otherwise could have been easily concealed.

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