Sex trafficking in LA: ‘The more we look, the more we find’

Posted by on June 20, 2017 in CEASE Network, News

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Los Angeles County law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are cracking down on sex trafficking on the streets and online and pointed to sports arenas as a magnet for the trade.

The comments came during a presentation to the Board of Supervisors on the success of the county’s “first responder protocol.”

Under that protocol, sheriff’s deputies no longer arrest minors for prostitution, but offer them access to resources to keep them off the streets and instead target customers for arrest.

Despite successes and hundreds of arrests, “The more we look, the more we find,” said Capt. Chris Marks, who leads the sheriff’s Human Trafficking Bureau.

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