After a month-long effort by state and local authorities, 275 people have been arrested in Southern California for being sex predators. The list of those arrested included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff's deputy, and a U.S. Army soldier on leave. There were also 186 sex offenders violating the terms of their release who were picked up. Law enforcement were pretending to be 12 to 14-year-old children online and arrested people when they showed up to allegedly have sex. "The dirty old man stereotype no longer applies," said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations, which works on the task force. "The perpetrators in these cases come from all walks of life and virtually every strata of the socio-economic spectrum they're community leaders, white-collar professionals and even law enforcement personnel."
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