23 arrested in local undercover child sex sting

HERNANDO, Miss. — 23 people were arrested and charged with a number of crimes relating to attempting to meet children for sexual purposes following an undercover operation by the Hernando Police Department.

According to police, the individuals range in age from 23 to 59. They traveled from within Mississippi as well as the neighboring states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee to commit the crimes.

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The suspects are charged with Enticement of a Child to Meet for Sexual Purposes and/or Enticement of a Child to Produce a Visual Depiction of Sexually Explicit Conduct.

The Hernando Police department worked alongside investigators from the Cyber Crime Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in the investigation.