26 arrested in Seminole County Internet sex sting

5-day undercover operation nets dozens of arrests

By Erik Sandoval - Reporter
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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Twenty-six men face charges in Seminole County after a 5-day Internet sex sting.

The latest arrest came early Monday morning, said investigators.

Seminole County investigators said a decoy, posing as an underage girl, chatted with the men online and agreed to meet them at her house in Seminole County.

When they arrived, deputies and police officers arrested them immediately.

The men ranged in age from 19 to 51 years old.

Investigators say some were professionals, such as a postal worker, while another had their unsuspecting mother drive him to the "girl's" house. Others were vacationing in Central Florida.

Dubbed "Operation Safe Net," Seminole County investigators said they want to send a clear message that targeting children for sex is not only wrong, but it's against the law.

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