Fifteen people, including 12 from Yakima, were arrested as part of an undercover sting that targeted people looking online to have sex with children.
The arrests were part of “Operation Net Nanny,” a joint operation between federal, state and local agencies, including the FBI, Washington State Patrol, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and the Yakima and Union Gap police departments, according to a State Patrol news release.
Locally, people in Yakima, Union Gap, White Swan, Naches and Sunnyside were arrested as part of the operation, the release said.
Operation Net Nanny investigated allegations of child rape, commercial sex abuse of a minor, communicating with minors for immoral purposes and sexual exploitation of minors.
Editor's note: The Yakima Herald-Republic does not publish suspects' names until after charges are filed.
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