In an overwhelming raid into the elite pedophile rings which most of the media tries to deny exists at all, 238 individuals were charged as potential child predators.
According to Deputy Chief Matt Blake of the Los Angeles Police Department their own forces alongside the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes against Children task force, “Operation Broken Heart III” targeted offenders wanted for the sexual exploitation of children, child prostitution, sex tourism and possessing and distributing child pornography.
The investigation was launched over the period of two months when an Australian Monk and a Riverside California man were arrested in an undercover sting in which they attempted to purchase a six year old boy for reasons believed to be involved with pedophilia in nature.
During the widespread sweeps through April and May those arrested were high profile individuals including entertainers, community leaders, white-collar professionals and clergy members, said John Reynolds, acting special agent in charge for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations.
“The incidence of child sexual exploitation has reached staggering proportions,” he said at a news conference.
During the press conference law enforcement officials said these arrests outline how important it is for families to maintain an open dialogue about internet safety and the dangers of the sick and twisted individuals who prey on children.
“Parents and kids need to have frank conversations about how to stay safe in cyberspace,” Reynolds said.
In a shocking display of statistics that the media never reports, the Los Angeles Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children unit serves about 300 warrants each year in pursuit of child pornography suspects. In a high-rise building in Long Beach, 11 officers review an average of 350 child pornography cases a month.
In early May, Michael Quinn, 33, traveled from the land down under in Australia to Los Angeles with the intention to complete a deal to buy a 6-year-old boy for sex, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.
Federal agents who were undercover met Quinn on a social media networking site, where he had communicated that he wanted to “meet up with a dad who shares his young one,” according to prosecutors.
“Quinn explained to the undercover agent he was hoping to meet ‘other pervs’ in the U.S. and ultimately agreed to pay a human trafficker $250 to provide him with a young boy with whom he could engage in illicit sex,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.
Afterwards it is stated that Quinn went to a hotel in Los Angeles, where he had the intention meet and party with three other child sex predators and engage in sex with boys, prosecutors said. Instead, undercover agents were waiting inside the hotel room.
Once Quinn had actually passed cash to an agent, who was posing as a sex trafficker, law enforcement authorities entered the room and arrested him, prosecutors said.
Several weeks later in Riverside, California, authorities arrested Kounzong Saebphang, 26, a Monk, at his own home in the Wat Lao Buddhist Monastery in Riverside.
Prosecutors say that authorities were investigating Saebphang dating back to 2016 when were given anonymous information that he was possibly distributing child pornography, according to the Riverside County district attorney’s office.
Federal agents then received a warrant and searched the monastery. They found digital devices containing child pornography in his belongings, prosecutors said. Prosecutors alleged he also distributed child pornography to another person through a social media site.
Apparently interrogations with these two suspects have led to the other 236 high profile arrests. None of those suspects have been named yet and it's believed the investigations is still ongoing to expose these disgusting perverts and stop their ring of child predators to save the lives of children.