We often hear about the battle against online predators when there's been a major sting operation, such as the one last year that nailed dozens of suspects of various ages, who were seeking sexual relations or activity with underage teens, even children.

But the Southeast Regional Crimes Against Children Task Force continues to work online 24-7. Their efforts and observations nailed another suspect this week.

49-year-old Clifford Wayne Grando, who was arrested last Thursday, admitted Tuesday to officers he was intent upon meeting up with a 13-year-old girl for sexual purposes.

Grando had been communicating with an undercover officer whom he though was a young girl. After setting up a meeting somewhere in Benton County, Grando was met instead with a swarm of officers. He's now in the Benton County jail on various charges.


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