Hernando Police charge 23 with trying to meet children for sex

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in Hernando, Mississippi say an undercover operation has resulted in the arrests of 23 people who were trying to meet children for sexual purposes.

Eight arrests came within a three-day period recently, police said, as investigators with the Cyber Crime Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s office worked with police.

The defendants, who range in age from 23 to 59, traveled from within Mississippi and from Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, police said.

The names and photos of the defendants are below.

They are charged with enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes and/or enticement of a child to produce a visual depiction of sexually explicit content, Hernando Police said. The charges will be presented to the district attorney for prosecution in DeSoto County.

Hernando Police asked parents to be vigilant in keeping their children safe while using social media.

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