DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County, Georgia, Sheriff's deputies arrested more than a dozen people accused of failing to make child support payments.

Deputies served a total of 99 outstanding child support warrants on Wednesday, which resulted in 19 arrests, according to a news release. Some of those arrested are accused of cruelty to children.

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A special effort is made during the holidays to arrest those accuse of not meeting court-ordered financial obligations to their children, the release stated.

In all, the 99 warrants amounted to $139,566.15 in uncollected child support payments, according to authorities.

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