Almost five dozen people face felony charges after a Minnesota Department of Public Safety task force conducted an undercover sex trafficking sting operation during the Final Four in Minneapolis.

Investigators with the department's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) posed as minors and sex buyers as part of the operation, according to a Public Safety release, and it led to 58 arrests -- 47 on possible charges of solicitation of a minor and 11 on possible charges of sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution.

Additionally, the task force rescued 28 victims, including one minor, from trafficking situations, officials said.