PRESS CONFERENCE: Arrests Made In Online Chat Operation

What: Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister will announce the results of an undercover operation targeting online sexual predators.
When: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room, 520 N Falkenburg Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has concluded an online chat operation that resulted in the arrest of nearly two dozen individuals, including sex offenders, who sought out sex with minors.
During the operation, detectives worked in an undercover capacity, posing as underage girls and boys on social media.
Sheriff Chronister will details the operation at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, at the Falkenburg Road Jail. Media outlets are invited to attend. Please RSVP by emailing the HCSO Public Affairs Office at
In the interest of social distancing, each media outlet will only be permitted to have one reporter-photographer team at the press conference.
Masks are required for everyone in attendance.