WKMG employee arrested in sex sting

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A production technician at WKMG has been arrested as part of an Internet sex string. Christian Rodriguez-Torres, 19, was among 28 caught in the Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s latest operation targeting men wanting to have sex with under-age girls.

Detectives, posing as 13-and-14-year-old girls, lured suspects from Internet chat rooms to a rented house in Polk County. The men — which also included three Disney workers and two UCF students — were arrested over four days after they arrived at the undercover home.

WKMG-TV General Manager Henry Maldonado said, "These charges are severe and we are shocked that one of our employees was involved. The employee was suspended. Local 6, of course will aggressively report on the arrests and continuing investigation."

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