Published On: Sat, Sep 23rd, 2017

Los Angeles human trafficking task force rescues three ‘commercially sexually exploited children’ arresting 36

From Compton comes news that a multi-agency human trafficking operation has arrested three dozen and rescued three girls this week.

L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies worked undercover as part of a Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force and 36 people were arrested during Wednesday’s raid: 16 were men who were soliciting undercover L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies for sex while another 13 women were arrested on loitering for the purposes of prostitution.

Four more women were arrested for being adult sex workers, LASD reported.

Three men also face felony pandering charges for attempting to solicit undercover detectives into working as commercial sex workers.

Three girls were identified as “commercially sexually exploited children” and turned over to the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services, the sheriff’s department said.

The task force is made of several federal and local agencies.


Five of the females accepted offers for victims assistance from the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and will receive ongoing services after being identified as victims of human trafficking.

The task force included multiple federal, state and local agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Victims of human trafficking or those who might know victims are encouraged to call 1-888-539-2973 or to report the crimes to their local law enforcement agencies.

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