The most notable among the arrested suspects was Cheung, who was charged with “using a computer service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child to commit an illegal act,“ Dekalb County Jail records revealed.There is also an indication that Cheung might face additional charges.
The GBI stated that the rest of the suspects were from a variety of fields, ranging in age from 20 to 55 years old. Some of them will also face charges related to illegal drugs.
The undercover investigation was a joint operation conducted by the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, Brookhaven Police Department, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, and United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Known as “Operation Interception,” the plan’s objective was “to arrest persons who communicate with children online, have sexually explicit conversations, and then travel to meet them for the purpose of having sex.”