Over 10 days two years ago, deputies in Lake and Polk counties arrested 101 people in a sweeping operation targeting sex crimes. The charges ranged from offering or soliciting prostitution to traveling to meet a minor for sex.
The arrests, in May of 2015, came with a distinct message.
“This was a warning and a message that we are after these types of people with a vengeance,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a press conference announcing the operation. “If we didn’t get you in this operation, you better be sure we will in the next one. We are after you. Leave our children alone.” (Source)