Authorities: 21 arrests in New Jersey child sexual exploitation sweep

An extensive investigation that targeted people who sexually exploited children online has netted 21 arrests in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2020, 9:34 PM

Updated 1,324 days ago

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An extensive investigation that targeted people who sexually exploited children online has netted 21 arrests in New Jersey.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the arrests Wednesday, noting they were made between March 18 and July 31. They stemmed from “Operation Screen Capture,” a joint operation launched in response to a dramatic increase in reports of potential threats to children from online predators during the coronavirus pandemic.
Three defendants - two men and a woman - are charged in separate incidents for sexually assaulting or attempting to sexually assault children. Seventeen other men and a juvenile male face child endangerment charges for possessing and/or distributing child sexual abuse materials.
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