A sex sting operation that led to the arrests of 160 people also arrested Georgian police officer Jason DiPrima.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that its week-long operation called Operation Fall Haul II has uncovered at least two sex trafficking victims.
Sheriff Grady Judd said during a news conference that there could be more victims.
“Our goal is to begin services the moment they are taken into custody and to treat them for what they are, victims, not suspects in a criminal event,” Judd said.
Operation Fall Haul II also resulted in the arrests of two Disney employees, a state corrections officer, several teachers, and ex-Officer DiPrima.
Sheriff Judd told reporters that DiPrima, assistant chief of police for the Cartersville Police Department in Georgia, “isn’t a cop anymore.”
The Cartersville Police Department said in a news release that DiPrima resigned Thursday after the department placed him on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Among those arrested was high school IT pro Cameron Burke of Ocoee, Fla., who was arrested during the sting for hiring a prostitute.
Burke was out on bail after being arrested for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old college student.
Other people arrested as a result of the stabbing include Carlos Gonzales, an Osceola County math teacher, and John Layton, an Orange County gym teacher.
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