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From a teacher to a minister – AG announces arrests of over a dozen alleged child predators

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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has announced the arrests of 16 alleged child predators charged with attempting to lure minors to a Bergen County apartment for sex through chat apps.

The arrests include a teacher from the High School of Computers and Technology on East Gun Hill Road. Authorities say 26-year-old Kevin Roth, of Nanuet, is accused of using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sex. He's facing charges of luring, and attempted sexual assault on a minor.

Unbeknownst to them, the arrested were actually chatting with police involved in an undercover multi-agency approach called "Operation Home Alone."

After setting up an apparent meeting, they were busted.

The Division of Criminal Justice Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, U.S. Homeland Security and the FBI were all involved.

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