Seven arrested in Snohomish County ‘Net Nanny’ operation

Seven men were arrested in Snohomish County for their alleged involvement in sexual abuse and exploitation of children, the Washington State Patrol said Tuesday.

The Net Nanny operation happened over several days and involved the State Patrol, local law enforcement in Snohomish County and others.

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The men arrested are from 21 to 56 years old, according to the State Patrol.

It was the 18th Net Nanny operation led by the State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force.

The alleged crimes under investigation include attempted first-degree rape of a child, commercial sexual abuse of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

The cases are being reviewed by the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorneys’ Office to determine what charges will be filed.

“I am very proud of the deputy prosecuting attorneys from my office who worked diligently to assist in this critical investigation alongside the Washington State Patrol and other criminal justice partners," Snohomish County Prosecutor Adam Cornell said.

In all, 294 people have been arrested and 31 children have been rescued in the state of Washington since the first operation in 2015, officials said.