Attorney General Greg Stumbo speaks to press about arrests of 11 suspects in Child Sexual Predator Sting.
KBI Commissioner David James (left); Campbell County Commonwealths Attorney Jack Porter (right).
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:
One drove more than 200 miles to meet an underage child with whom he'd chatted online, according to Campbell Commonwealth's Attorney Jack Porter.
The sting (with video) came about after Attorney General Greg Stumbo contacted Campbell County law enforcement officials six weeks ago. Numerous local law enforcement agencies worked with a non-profit group, Perverted Justice, to try to catch adults soliciting children in online chat rooms.
"We're police. We only have one thing we like to do - put bad people in jail. And we got to put these perverts in jail this weekend," said Campbell County Police Chief Keith Hill. "That made it a success for us." He said his officers alone put in 127 hours of overtime to work the case.
The sting was set up in an undisclosed home in Highland Heights, where the 11 men were arrested after showing up to visit the child. The whole operation was filmed by Dateline NBC's "To Catch A Predator" series, although a local official said it was unclear whether the footage would ever be aired.