A state-wide operation was held all over California to combat human trafficking and as a result, 474 people got arrested and 28 sexually exploited children got rescued, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
In the mission, more than 30 federal agents took part, counting the local and state law forces as well that got involved, including the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force. This, as the third annual “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild”, which lasted 3 days, from Thursday to Saturday.
In total, there were 474 arrests, on the list of imprisoned, there were 142 males that already had solicitation charges, and 36 other males that were under suspicion of pimping. In addition, there were 28 children who had been exploited sexually and commercially and other 27 adults who had been victims of the same sort of crime.
After the mission had concluded, the minors who were rescued got specially attended by several children and family services across the state and even after the investigatory work finishes, they’ll be still taken care of, affirmed Sheriff Jim McDonnell.
“Operation Reclaim and Rebuild focused on rescuing victims of sexual slavery and human trafficking, providing victims with much-needed services, identifying and arresting their captors, seeking successful prosecutions, and disrupting the demand for vulnerable victims by targeting their customers,” the release stated.
“Police agencies and other trafficking task forces throughout our state joined in the enforcement operation to send the clear message that California law enforcement shares a unified mandate: Human trafficking must not be tolerated in our state!” – said McDonnell.
As a way to keep names and identities safe, the authorities did not release or provide any other information than the given in this post.