A task force that is part of a national effort made 51 arrests in April and May on child exploitation charges, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Friday.

The charges range from possession, distribution and production of sexual abuse images and videos of children to solicitation of a minor.

Landry told reporters the arrests total 122 for the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30.

"We are averaging 10 per month," he said. "When you think about it, that is a sobering statistic."

The push, which is in its fourth year, is called Operation Broken Heart.

It includes state, local and federal officials in Louisiana and nationwide.

The Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is taking part in the operation. The latest roundup was part of a two-month investigation that included over 3,500 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

The press conference included officials from the FBI, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Bureau of Investigation and the St. Martins, Orleans and St. Tammany sheriffs offices. "This is what team work looks like," Landry said.

"Every time a video or image is viewed, a child is re-victimized and unfortunately we have seen that a high percentage of people who engage in child pornography end up being hands-on abusers," he said.

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