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22 caught in Michigan sting targeting child sex solicitation

Submitted by on June 11, 2019 – 12:02 amNo Comment

Authorities in Michigan say they’ve arrested 22 people as part of an online child sex sting targeting suspects who are accused of soliciting sex with children.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said it is believed the suspects were targeting children for sexual purposes in Genesee County.

He says some live in the county and others are from Saginaw, Shiawassee, Oakland, Wayne, Lapeer and Tuscola counties.

Pickell wrote in a Facebook post that the investigation is “a sobering reminder that we must be more vigilant than ever protecting our children.”

An online ad was put up to draw out suspects as part of the investigation, which involved the newly formed Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team, or GHOST.

He says the team also arrested a person suspected of sexually assaulting a 2 year-old and another accused of sexually assaulting a 6 year-old.