Sixteen suspects arrested during "Operation Guardians of Innocence V" for possession of child pornographyRead Now
"In early 2020, Polk County Sheriff’s Computer Crimes detectives served search warrants and made 16 arrests during “Operation Guardians of Innocence V” which focused on identifying and arresting those involved in the possession, promotion, and distribution of child pornography. A total of 1,409 felonies were filed against the suspects, with more charges pending.
'These images are not just pictures of children without clothes. These videos and photographs are horrific images of children being forced to expose their genitalia and forced to perform sex acts – images of children being raped. Those who upload and share child pornography are victimizing children over and over again. Those arrested in this operation create the demand that sustains a child pornographic exploitation distribution pipeline that traumatizes children across the world. Their behavior is disgusting.' -- Grady Judd, Sheriff "