The Polk County sheriff's office said on Nov. 28, 2019, that 17 men were arrested on child pornography charges in a month-long investigation called "Operation Guardian of Innocents IV: Faul Haul 2019".

Seventeen men, including two Disney workers and a former middle school principal, have been arrested in a monthlong child porn investigation in central Florida, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters Friday that the operation, called “Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul 2019,” was carried out by undercover detectives and a computer crimes team.

At least one of the suspects was accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl he had contacted on Facebook Messenger. He was arrested at a park where he had allegedly come to meet her.

Many of the arrests, involving suspect ranging in age from 19 to 77, followed tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“The people arrested during this operation prey on the most innocent and vulnerable among us — our children,” Judd said. “The undercover detectives who investigate these crimes have to see things that nobody should have to see, and no child should have to experience. Each one of these arrests has removed a predator from our streets and the internet.”

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