Boise Police Arrest 8 Men in 24-Hours During Creepy Sting Operation
The Treasure Valley continues to grow and many believe that with this growth will come increased crime. Boise, for as long as we've existed, as been a "small", community oriented city. Since the boom began about a decade or two ago, however, an unprecedented amount of people have moved to Boise that otherwise have no tie to the area--they've just heard it's great!
While we have no idea if the men that were arrested by Boise Police this week are from the area or not--many are simply just thankful that law enforcement preformed this creepy sting operation.
A large scale investigation took place over the weekend that included the Boise Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Ada County Sheriff's Office, and more--that brought 8 men into custody for sexual enticement and exploitation of children.
Here's a look at 5 of the 8 arrests made by local authorities
Inside Boise Police's Sting Operation
Because 3 of the 8 were taken into federal custody instead of the Ada County Jail--those mugshots were not readily available.
These suspects were using social media accounts and platforms to contact individuals that they believed to be minors--and were planning meet-ups with them for sexual activity.
Authorities put a stop to this--but that doesn't mean that there aren't more predators out there. Police want to use this sting operation as a reminder to predators that they are indeed looking for this activity around the clock. Police also want parents to see this as a reminder that all online activity should be monitored by parents--vigilantly.
Find resources for child internet safety, HERE.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.