Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Ann Justus said officers and undercover detectives placed ads
on websites and apps commonly sought out by people interested in illegal sex acts with children. Approximately 37 people solicited or made plans to carry out various sex acts and were arrested. Those arrested in the first week of February ranged from 21 to 66 years old.
Operations of this kind occur annually, the Phoenix police said, in an effort to reduce child sex trafficking in the community.
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