Florida police arrested 277 people — including doctors, cops and pharmacists — during a weeklong undercover sex sting operation.
“Operation No Tricks, No Treats” began Oct. 10 and ran until Oct. 15, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
— Polk County Sheriff (@PolkCoSheriff) October 17, 2017
During the operation, undercover detectives and investigators from several law enforcement agencies posted false advertisements on websites, social media sites and phone apps posing as “prostitutes or to solicit sex workers.”
Investigators reported 209 of those arrested were accused of “soliciting undercover detectives.” The Orlando Sentinel reported 51 others had displayed themselves as prostitutes on the internet. The office stated 17 others were arrested for other offenses.
“That’s the most we have ever arrested in the history of the sheriff’s office,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
One of the men arrested, Judd said, was a sergeant at his office. Sgt. Luis Diaz, who had been on the force for 17 years, resigned after the sting, FOX13 reported.
“We are absolutely embarrassed,” Judd said. “We hold our own accountable. He messed up and no longer works for the Sherriff’s Office.”
— Melissa Marino (@WFLAMelissaM) October 17, 2017
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SOURCE: Fox News