Operation Summer Shield – an undercover operation targeting the demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking in Arizona
The Tempe Police Department recently partnered with the Mesa Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Attorney General’s Office for Operation Summer Shield.
Operation Summer Shield was an undercover operation targeting the demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking. Throughout the operational period, officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites and apps which are commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts with children.
These 25 suspects solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested.