An online chat investigation known as “Operation Social Bust” resulted in the arrest of 22 men who sought out sex with minors. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister announced the results of the undercover operation on Thursday, October 8.
“Protecting children from online predators is a responsibility we take very seriously and a steadfast commitment of your Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
During the four-day operation, which ran from September 29 through October 2, detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office focused on finding online sexual predators by posing as underage girls and boys on social media.
Among the individuals arrested were two sex offenders.