SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Thirty-one suspected online sexual predators have been arrested in Sarasota County.
The arrests announced Monday were part of "Operation Intercept."
The Sheriff's Office said the suspects responded to Internet-based ads and agreed during chats with undercover officers to have sex with children.
In some cases, the undercover detectives acted as parents offering up their minor children for sex.
The six-day sting ended Sunday.
According to HeadTribune.com, those arrested included a 25-year-old Dania Beach man, Kevin Ramanan, Dalbert Borges, 21, of Hialeah and Shawn Gray, 45, an attorney from Miami and a lieutenant commander with the U.S. Coast Guard Judge Advocate General Corps.
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