BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — Burlington County prosecutors have arrested 15 more people on child pornography charges as part of Operation Safe Quarantine.
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Prosecutors say their investigation is fueled by an increase in threatening online activity toward children during the ongoing pandemic.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
They are charged with possessing and distributing child sexual assault material and other crimes.
“In some cases, there’s actually solicitation where they’re trying to connect with children online and have actual physical encounter with them,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said. “Sometimes when they’re doing that and they think that they’re meeting up with children or connecting with children, it’s actually one of our detectives because we proactively pursue those chatrooms where they tend to lurk.”MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
Ten people were arrested during the operation in July.