Berks County Sting Operation Nets Arrest in Alleged Illegal Sex Trade Incident

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SINKING SPRING, PA — In an announcement by the Spring Township Police Department, a recent undercover operation conducted by the Berks County District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Task Force led to the arrest of a man on January 29, 2024. The operation aimed to combat the illegal sex trade in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

According to the police report, detectives posted advertisements on websites frequently associated with sexual services. In response to these ads, individuals allegedly agreed to meet and have sex with minors, aged 14 to 15, at undisclosed locations within Berks County, in exchange for money.

James Moon, 67, was taken into custody as a result of this operation on the 700 block of Fritztown Road in Sinking Spring, PA. Moon faces allegations of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, and unlawful contact with a minor.

The charges against Moon are serious, but it is crucial to remember that they are currently only allegations. As is the rule in all criminal proceedings, Moon is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

This recent arrest highlights the ongoing efforts by local law enforcement agencies to stem the tide of human trafficking and illegal sex trade within Berks County. Residents are being encouraged to report any suspicious activity to the Spring Township Police Department or the Berks County District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Task Force.

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