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3 arrested during month-long sex offender operation in Santa Barbara Co.

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office
Posted at 9:09 PM, Oct 20, 2020

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests of three men during a social media sting operation.

Sheriff's officials say the three men planned to engage in sexual activity with a minor.

The sting was reportedly part of a month-long operation targeting sex offenders to ensure they were in compliance with their registration requirements.

The sheriff's office says more than 100 compliance checks were conducted during the operation.