KALISPELL - The Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, along with the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, have arrested seven male suspects accused of Sexual Abuse of Children.

Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry says agencies across Montana conducted a four day online investigation from Aug. 18 through Aug. 21.

Curry says the suspects are currently being charged with Sexual Abuse of Children and are in the Flathead County jail.

Six of the suspects are from the Kalispell area, and one them currently works as a part-time youth pastor.

Authorities say this is the fifth investigation of its kind conducted in Montana, and from July 2013 until now, there have been 32 arrests of Montana residents during similar investigations.