A pastor, a store clerk and a student were among 30 people in a child sex internet sting in Georgia and Alabama, authorities said.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the operation targeted those who possess and distribute child pornography and others who sexually exploit children on the internet.
After three months of planning, a total of 54 search warrants for Operation Southern Impact were executed over two days.
During the operation, 162 digital devices were examined and 731 digital media and devices were seized as evidence in the two states.
In Georgia, 17 people were arrested, including:
More arrests could be forthcoming, authorities said.
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