SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – Dozens of people were arrested as part of a child sex predator sting throughout San Joaquin County over the last week.In total, 57 people were arrested and 37 were cited over a five-day span from April 12-16.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said the operation “targeted out-of-compliance sex offenders and persons on probation or parole for sex crimes, sex traffickers, prostitution, pimping, and pandering.”
Over 100 total officials from all assisting organizations were stationed throughout the county and made contact with would-be predators who thought they were talking with minors, authorities said.
Probable cause was established and law enforcement officials then set up meetings with each suspect which resulted in the arrests.
Of those arrested, 23 face child sex predator charges, 2 face human trafficking charges, 4 face pimping/pandering charges, 16 face prostitution charges, 19 were arrested for solicitation, 6 face weapons charges, 18 were out-of-compliance sex offenders and 4 received traffic citations.
Some men face multiple charges.
The sheriff’s office said the operation, called “More Than Adequate,” resulted in more than double the arrests in comparison to the last operation of this type.