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7 more Arizona men accused of seeking sex with minors

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Posted at 9:50 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 00:50:48-04

PHOENIX (AP) - A state grand jury has indicted seven more Arizona men in connection with an online undercover operation aimed at identifying people trying to meet minors for sex.

State prosecutors say the men all are accused of soliciting sex from undercover agents who were posing as minors on various social media platforms.

Each of the seven men is accused of arriving at undercover locations to meet up with who they believed were minors.

Operation Summer Shield was conducted from June 29 to July 3.

It was the result of joint investigative efforts by Tempe police, Mesa police and the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Authorities say 26 men were arrested in the operation and 11 have been indicted so far.