LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Fiveteen men have been arrested in a Polk County sex sting.
The sheriff's office said Sunday the men were arrested after they responded to a Craigslist ad placed by investigators that claimed a parent or family member was offering sex with a young girl.
The men arrested face several charges, including traveling to entice or attempt to seduce a child for sex. Sheriff Grady Judd said many of those arrested also brought items with them to give to the girls, including candy bars.
The investigation was conducted with the Florida Attorney General's Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Citrus County Sheriff's Office and the Plant City and Lakeland police departments.