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27 arrested in child sex crime, human trafficking investigation called 'Operation Silent Predator'

Posted at 1:15 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 15:15:32-05

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- More than two dozen people were arrested in Arizona during a recent operation targeting child sex crimes and human trafficking.

Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Chandler police partnered with Homeland Security investigations and the Arizona Attorney General's Office for "Operation Silent Predator."

Through the operation, undercover detectives set up deals for various sex acts with individuals the suspects thought were 14 years old or younger.

Officials made the arrest of 27 individuals between the ages of 21 and 69 years old.

Here are the mugshots and names of the 27 suspects arrested:

Operation Silent Predator arrests

Operation Silent Predator

Below, watch authorities discuss the operation:

This story was originally published by staff at KNXV.