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Third arrest in Polk County juvenile sex ring

HAINES CITY, FL (WFLX) - Polk County deputies have arrested a third man in an underage sex ring.

Friday night, 20-year-old Christopher Hawkins, believed to be the backbone of the operation, was taken into custody.

A police officer and former school bus attendant have already been arrested for their involvement.

Investigators say two juvenile girls were kept inside a home in Haines City, forced to have sex against their will. "It's the worst kind of situation where these adults prey on these juveniles for their own financial gain," said Scott Wilder with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say they are continuing to look for additional customers of the alleged operation.

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