From a teacher to a minister – AG announces arrests of over a dozen alleged child predators

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Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has announced the arrests of 16 alleged child predators charged with attempting to lure minors to a Bergen County apartment for sex through chat apps.

The arrests included people from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Unbeknownst to them, the arrested were actually chatting with police involved in an undercover multi-agency approach called "Operation Home Alone."

After setting up an apparent meeting, they were busted.

The arrested include a police officer, a teacher and a minister.

The Division of Criminal Justice Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, U.S. Homeland Security and the FBI were all involved.

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