Operation Broken Heart was spearheaded by the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
The operation took place through April and May, and involved multiple agencies
One of those arrested was a man who drove from California to Houston to meet a child for sexual relations
More than 50 people have been arrested across the state of Texas as part of a nationwide a sting operations into online child sex crime.
The alleged perpetrators are believed to have attempted to meet up with underage children for sex, while others possessed and promoted child pornography.
Officers from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force posed as underage children online for the sting, dubbed Operation 'Broken Heart'.
The abuses are alleged to have occurred over several months in Montgomery, Fort Bend and Harris counties near Houston. Among those arrested were public employees.