186 Child Predators Busted in 2-Month California Sting “Operation Broken Heart IV”
Nearly 200 child predators from all walks of life — teachers, community leaders, entertainers and white-collar professionals — were busted in an annual sting operation conducted throughout Southern California by the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children task force known as “Operation Broken Heart IV,” according to a press release.
Police conducted roughly 1,400 investigations and served 400 search warrants to raid the homes of the suspects in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire before they finally arrested 186 people as part of a nationwide effort, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The offenses the suspects were charged with include possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography; child annoying; lewd and lascivious acts with a child; and violations of sex registration requirements and parole conditions.
A year ago, “Operation Broken Heart III” nabbed 238 people including members of the clergy, leaders in the community, entertainers and white-collar professionals.
“It’s staggering how widespread child sexual exploitation has become over the years,” said Attorney James Johnson, a personal injury attorney who handles sexual abuse claims.
This year’s sting included the arrest of Cushqader Warren, of Los Angeles, who may have had alleged contact with up to 67 victims. Cushqader allegedly posted computer games on YouTube and lured in young people by offering them free game cards that would allow access to paid higher-level of play in the games. Police say they searched his computers and found hundreds of thousands of messages and chat logs between Cushqader and underage boys. The Los Angeles District Attorneys Office is considering filing 15 charges against Warren.
Another suspect arrested is a part-time teacher at Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita in Orange County. Police issued a search warrant on the Lake Elsinore home of Keh-Tai Culbreath where they found hundreds of child pornographic videos and photographs in his electronic storage devices.
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