10 Local Men Arrested in Sex Sting

WALTON COUNTY - Walton County Sheriff's officials say they've wrapped up a sex sting operation that snared 10 men from across the region.

9 agencies participated in the sting dubbed, "Operation Turkey Hunt".

Undercover officers went online on several social media sites from November 13th to the 18th, posing as young teenagers.

The suspects all arranged to meet the teens in Walton County to have sex.

As they arrived, they were greeted by law enforcement officers.

The 10 suspects include a Lynn Haven Man, 2 from Miramar Beach, 3 from Fort Walton Beach, and one each from Ebro, Freeport, Mobile and T. Rucker.

Their occupations run the gamut from active duty military and steel worker, to retail sales and even a preacher.

All were booked into the Walton County Jail, held on a one million dollar bond.

The judge also banned the men from having contact with minors and ordered they wear an electronic tracking device.

Investigator say they could be making more arrests under Operation Turkey Hunt.


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