A sex sting operation that resulted in the arrests of 160 people also busted Georgia Police Officer Jason DiPrima.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday that their week-long sting, called “Operation Fall Haul II,” discovered at least two sex trafficking victims.
Sheriff Grady Judd said during a press conference that there could potentially be more victims.
“Our goal is to start services the moment that they are taken into custody and to treat them as what they are, victims, not as suspects in a criminal event,” said Judd.”
Operation Fall Haul II” also led to the arrest of two Disney employees, a state corrections officer, several teachers and ex-Officer DiPrima.
Sheriff Judd told reporters that DiPrima, deputy police chief of Georgia’s Cartersville Police Department, is “no longer a police officer.”
The Cartersville Police Department said in a press release that DiPrima had resigned Thursday following the department placing him on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Among the arrested was high school IT expert Cameron Burke from Ocoee, Fla. who was busted during the sting for soliciting a prostitute.
Burke had been out on bond after being arrested for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student.
Other people arrested as a result of the sting include Carlos Gonzales, an Osceola County math teacher as well as John Layton, an Orange County physical education teacher.