10 arrested in NC online child predator operation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Following a two-week effort by North Carolina law enforcement, 10 individuals that allegedly victimize children online are in custody.

Those arrested are: Troy Lee Beckwith, 53, arrested in Raleigh; Pedro Jaime Ensenat-Irizarry, 60, arrested in Raleigh; Eugene Delmar McKoy, 47, arrested in Clayton; Roberto Fontanella Caballero, 26, arrested in Charlotte; Alex Zuniga-Mendez, 24, arrested in Morrisville; Alan Dale Hensley, 46, arrested in Gastonia; Richard Ryan Speelman, 27, arrested in Jacksonville; Lindon Kristofer Claridge, 22, arrested in Concord; Michael Wayne Dennis, 28, arrested in Concord; and James Graber Ford, 25, arrested in Concord.

The arrests were a joint effort between several law enforcement agencies that make up the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children program.

The 10 individuals arrested face numerous state-related charges and could face federal charges.