The Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team has released the information the public and....WOW. Just...wow.

Welp, instead of us trying to paraphrase the details, we thought we'd just quote Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell:

Tomorrow the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team (GHOST), a newly formed task force within the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, will detail the investigation, arrests, and charges of 22 individuals for crimes related to soliciting sex with underage children.

The suspects in the photo below were identified in a recent child sex sting operation. They are believed to have been targeting children in Genesee County for sexual purposes. While some of the suspects live in Genesee County, others traveled from Saginaw, Shiawassee, Oakland, Wayne, Lapeer, and Tuscola Counties.

Our GHOST Team has made two additional arrests of accused pedophiles, one who is believed to have sexually assaulted a two year old, and another who allegedly assaulted a six year old. Three Human Trafficking felony charges are also pending.

In total, arrests of these individuals have resulted in 66 felony charges, totaling 994 combined years of potential prison time.

The investigation is a sobering reminder that we must be more vigilant than ever protecting our children, even when they are not in public. Predators are increasingly becoming more adept at interacting with children through various social media platforms.

Law enforcement, parents, and our community as a whole must work together increasing awareness of the dangers these predators present, and continue to develop tools to identify them and remove the threat they pose to our loved ones.

NOTE: The "tomorrow" is in reference to today, Monday, June 10th. The press conference will take place today.

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