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G.H.O.S.T sting operation busts 2 men in Presque Isle Co.

A downstate strike team helped a Northern Michigan sheriff’s office stop two alleged predators from getting to children.

“We have got to get out of that thinking that it can’t happen here, because guess what, it did happen here. It is happening here every day” says Sheriff Joe Brewbaker.

Sheriff Brewbaker asked Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson and his team to come to Presque Isle County where they spent months on the sting.


Last week’s operation was conducted in Rogers City by the Genesee Human Operation Strike Team, also known as G.H.O.S.T. They say two men, ages 64 and 69, were trying to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sexual relations.

Both of the suspects brought money to pay the girl, but they were instead greeted by the sheriff’s deputies.

“In this case, nearly 100 people...were interested in having sex with an underage child, nearly 100 people. And without going into the actual case and the actual chats I can tell you this, of these two individuals, this isn’t their first time,” says Swanson.

G.H.O.S.T. has stopped more than 190 alleged predators and continue their work to prevent this from happening.

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