Surprise, Arizona: The Surprise Police Department announced that 21 individuals had been arrested following Operation "Back to Skool."
The operation saw the Surprise Police Department working with the Scottsdale Police Department, Glendale Police Department, Peoria Police Department, Goodyear Police Department, United States Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
The dates of the operation were not included in the release.
During the sting, undercover detectives "placed ads on websites commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts."
"Operations of this type are a part of the Surprise Police Department's continuous effort to reduce the demand that fuels child sex trafficking and exploitation of children in our community."