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Police search for possible victims in online child sexual exploitation ring

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 19:20:27-05

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two people were arrested and accused of sexually exploiting children by distributing sexual images of children on the internet.

Investigators with the Maury County Sheriff's Office, FBI and Homeland Security Investigations say Clinton Gransden and Michelle Klen were the leaders of the exploitation ring.

Officials say the images showed multiple child victims, some of which have not yet been identified.

They have asked anyone who may have information on the victims or suspects to call deputies at 931-388-5151 ext. #1 or the HSI tipline at 866-347-2423. They say the victims could be in Middle Tennessee or surrounding states.

Gransden and Klen were arrested and booked into the Maury County Jail.