17 Arrested In Lexington County Operation Targeting Online Predators

(Lexington County, SC) -- Seventeen men are in custody in Lexington County on accusations that they contacted children online for sexual activity. 

The arrests came after a month-long operation using officers that pretended to be underage teenagers on messaging apps. 

Police say they arrested a suspect when they made plans to meet with the child they believed they were speaking to. 

More people are expected to be charged as part of the operation.

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