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Child porn bust leads to child predator ring

Posted at 10:19 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 16:17:23-05

A federal criminal complaint paints a disturbing picture of an organized group of online sexual predators going after young girls all over the country, including southeast Michigan.

The documents state each member of the group had a different role from "hunters", "watchers", and "talkers."

Their goal was to entice minors to do sex acts on web cameras. The complaint says each member was able to watch the girls, record them, and share the videos.

It also says the group worked together, organizing in chat rooms online and then creating others for these young girls to go to.

Some would hunt down their victims on social media websites and apps like KiK, talkers would convince the girl, and watchers were in charge of security.

No ages of the victims were released or the names of any towns or cities in southeast Michigan.

An arrest in metro Detroit in November led to the discovery of this organized group, and a second, recent arrest of a California man, who admitted to being a member of this group.