95 arrested in human trafficking sting

Posted at 12:40 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 12:40:48-05

95 people, ranging in age from 15 to 68 years old, have been arrested in a massive undercover operation targeting human trafficking, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Grady Judd and Lakeland Police Chief Larry Giddens are expected to provide details at an afternoon media briefing.

The operation began Wednesday, December 9 and ended on Sunday, December 13.

The suspects were arrested for Soliciting Prostitution, Offering to Commit Prostitution and other related crimes.

Nearly half of the suspects have criminal histories.