LA County human trafficking sweep nets 26 arrests
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says two teenage girls were rescued and 26 adults were arrested this week by a task force targeting human trafficking in Compton.
The department says the 13- and 17-year-old girls were identified as commercially sexually exploited children, and were released to the care of the county Department of Children and Family Services.
The task force of local, state and federal agencies conducted the operation 10-hour operation Wednesday.
Most of the arrests were of men accused of soliciting undercover deputies. Other arrests were for indecent exposure, pandering, false imprisonment and resisting arrest and probation violations.
Three women were arrested for loitering for prostitution, but two were identified as victims of human trafficking and accepted diversion services.