Disney Employees, Judge Among 108 Arrested in Fla. Sting Operation Aiming to Catch Traffickers, Predators

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of nonprofit and law enforcement partners, busted men and women from around the country, all now charged with sex-related offenses

An undercover investigation spearheaded by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida led to the arrests of more than 100 people, all charged with crimes related to human trafficking, prostitution and child predation.

On Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd held a press conference, along with partners from neighboring law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations, announcing the arrests of 108 men and women who fell into detectives’ trap.

The sting operation, which began on March 8 and lasted six days, was named “Operation March Sadness 2.” Judd explained that the name was inspired by the NCAA March Madness tournament, for which basketball fans fill out brackets predicting which colleges will make it to the championship.


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