Kudos to the law enforcement agencies of California for their coordinated effort to address human trafficking and rid the streets of those who exploit others. KTLA (TV) reports:
In this case, Hundreds of people were arrested and dozens of sexually exploited children and adult victims were rescued across California during a statewide operation to combat human trafficking, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday. More than 30 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and task forces, including the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, participated in the third annual “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” enforcement operation, according to a sheriff’s news release.
Of the 474 arrests: 142 males were arrested on solicitation charges, and 36 males on suspicion of pimping, according to figures provided by the Sheriff’s Department.
Additionally, 28 commercially and sexually exploited children and 27 adult victims were rescued.
For those who wish to avail resources to the victims of trafficking, California’s Department of Justice has created a resource – Getting Help For Victims of Human Trafficking