Forty arrested in online sex-crime operation

- Lake County detectives concluded a 10-day operation Tuesday afternoon which targeted individuals attempting to meet a 14-year-old for sex and/or prostitution.

According to sheriff's, the investigation dubbed, Operation Catfish, was conducted from a vacant home in south Lake County.

Those who arrived to the home with the intent to have sex with the teen were arrested, officers said.

Detectives said the operation ended with 40 arrests and the rescue of a 17-year-old human sex-trafficking victim. 

wo vehicles and a stolen firearm were also recovered.

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