DPS and Homeland Security agents busted six suspected sexual predators in our region. 

"The sexual exploitation of a child is a deplorable crime," Carey Matthews regional commander of DPS said. "It's a threat to the safety of our community."

The online undercover sting, based out of Midland, targeted suspects reportedly trying to lure minors online.  

"This operation was surprising even to me to see not only how it worked, but the interest online that individuals in this community have in trying to get to our young children and to have sex with young children," Teresa J. Clingman Midland county district attorney said. 

Among those arrested on state charges of online solicitation of a minor Johnny Klassen Sawatzky,23, of Seminole and John Melvin Brock, 52, of Andrews. They're jailed in Midland.