A sex-trafficking sting in Eau Claire late last week resulted in the arrests of nine men.
Local officers, working with state investigators, ran a two-day undercover operation last Thursday and Friday, in which they posted ads online offering sex with underage individuals. After responding to the ad, eight men were arrested on computer sex crime and attempted sexual assault charges, while one was arrested on drug charges. The men ranged in age from 20 to 60.
Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer says they message should be clear, that predators should be aware they “are monitoring these sites and you’ll never know who you’re talking with.”
A similar sting operation a year ago resulted in the convictions of five men.