Correction: The Texas Department of Public Safety has sent corrected information on the names of some of the suspects.

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), five people were arrested on Thursday and Friday as a result of an online sting operation targeting those “attempting to sexually exploit children.”

DPS reported that those arrested as a result of the operation, which was conducted alongside other local and state agencies, were arrested for online solicitation of a minor.

The people arrested included, according to DPS:

  • Matthew Fletcher, 34, of Amarillo
  • Cody Estep, 26, of Dumas
  • Abishek Abishek, 22, of Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Conner Mylander, 25, of Amarillo
  • Dakota Martinez, 31, of Amarillo

During the operation, DPS said that 52-year-old Darren Pittman of Amarillo was also arrested on a charge of possessing a controlled substance in a drug-free zone.