82 Arrested in Multistate Child Exploitation Sting

A months-long child exploitation operation netted 82 arrests across eight southeastern states, including 31 people in Georgia, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Friday.  A total of 17 children were also rescued or identified as victims during the four-month sting, which involved 171 law enforcement agencies in metro Atlanta, other parts of Georgia, Alabama, Florida and the Carolinas.  The investigation, dubbed “Operation Southern Impact III,” targeted those who possess and distribute child pornography as well as those accused of exploiting children on the internet, a GBI spokeswoman said.  Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/breaking-arrested-multistate-child-exploitation-sting/yuwE4P0IVUFjkB7yzMpbsK/amp.html