SARASOTA - Detectives say suspects ranging from 21 to 77 responded to Internet-based ads, online apps, and social media sites to engage in sexually explicit written and verbal conversations. 23 arrestees traveled to the Sarasota County area with intent of having sex with a male or female child. 

"Yeah, I think this is Operation Seven you're probably going to see eight, nine and ten, and, unfortunately, we're going to work on this problem until we can get it under control," Colonel Kurt Hoffman said.