According to Reuters, nearly 500 arrests were recently made in California cities in connection with a statewide crackdown on human trafficking.
More cases of human trafficking were reported in California than in any other U.S. state in 2016.
The arrests were made during raids conducted by police who in the process rescued 28 children and 27 adults who had been lured into prostitution.
The police raids took place in multiple cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.
Arrests made totaled 474 people. According to the San Diego Country District Attorney’s Office, the charges include pimping, solicitation of prostitution, and human trafficking.
Globally, nearly 21 million people are victims of human trafficking. An estimated 4.5 million of them are forced into sex work.
"BUILD THE WALL" bumper stickers now on sale. (BUY NOW)
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Outrage: Girl Scout Robbed