Human Trafficking Operation Rescued Two Juveniles, Arrested 26

Human Trafficking Operation Rescued Two Juveniles, Arrested 26
Photo: Scenes of May 16 arrests (Twitter)

COMPTON –  The LACSD conducted a human trafficking operation last week. L.A. County Sheriff’s LA Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce and Compton Sheriff’s Station deputies rescued two commercially sexually-exploited girls.  Law enforcement tactically descended into area of Long Beach Blvd. and Elm St. in this operation.

The 11-hour event commenced at 1 PM on May 16th. Subsequently, the 13 and 17-year-olds accepted ongoing services from law enforcement. The Dept. of Children and Family Services took over care of the two juveniles.

Additionally, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept. touted the arrest of 26 adults. “Seventeen of those arrested were male adults who solicited undercover Sheriff’s deputies for various sex acts,” they announced.

An arrest for indecent exposure and soliciting took place. One man exposed himself to an undercover Sheriff’s deputy during the course of propositioning her for a sex act.

Those males were transported and booked at the Century Regional Detention Facility.

Jahmoni Keys (18), Compton, was arrested for felony charges – false impersonation of another, as well as resisting arrest and violating the terms of his probation.

LACSD added, “A 17-year-old male juvenile was detained on a felony charge of pandering. He attempted to recruit an undercover Sheriff’s deputy to work for him as a commercial sex worker.”

The Human Trafficking operation also announced “three adult females arrested for the charge of Loitering for the Purposes of Prostitution. Each of them were offered victim-centered services from Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Services (LEADS). Two of the females were identified as victims of human trafficking and accepted ongoing services.”

The nation’s largest co-located human trafficking task force includes task force partners from the FBI, the LA DA, CHP, and LAUSD Police.  State Parole, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE) the LA County Probation Department, Saving Innocence, and the Department of Children and Family Services all work in tandem.

If you have information about this incident please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Human Trafficking Bureau (323) 526-5156. To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” 800) 222-TIPS (8477). Use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store. Access the website at http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Human Trafficking Operation Rescued Two Juveniles, Arrested 26 was last modified: May 25th, 2018 by admin
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