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Numerous arrests made in Pooler, related to sex crimes

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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

A dozen people were arrested over the weekend in Pooler, including several for child exploitation after a joint sting with the FBI. 

Pooler Police Chief, Mark Revenue, tells us that his detectives looked at personal ads posted online to start the investigation. Six of those arrested, including two Fort Stewart soldiers, are accused of trying to have sex with a child under the age of 16.

"As Chief of Police, it is my responsibility to make sure the children have a safe environment to grow up in, and not be attacked by these predators. And, that was the ultimate goal of this entire operation, was to ferret out these guys and bring them to justice," said Chief Mark Revenew, Pooler Police. 

In addition to the child exploitation charges, two of these arrests were for adult prostitution.

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