Undercover Child Predator Sting Busts 18 In Georgia
The men face charges related to computer or electronic pornography and child exploitation.By Katie Link | May 16, 2016
Eighteen men are facing charges after a five-day undercover operation spearheaded by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The goal of the mission — dubbed "Operation Riptide" — was to catch "persons who communicate with children online and then travel to meet them for the purpose of having sex" and "those that are willing to exploit children by purchasing sex with a minor."
According to the GBI, the operation took months to plan and was the result of collaboration among various law enforcement agencies.