28 Arrested, 16-Year-Old Girl Rescued in Human Trafficking Sting Operation in Compton
By Marissa Wenzke
September 19, 2018
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Along with rescuing a 16-year-old girl, authorities arrested 28 people in a human trafficking sting operation in Compton, officials said Wednesday.
The girl, who was rescued from Long Beach Boulevard, is from Texas and was initially trafficked in Houston before being taken to Southern California, authorities said. Law enforcement and FBI officials have since reunited the girl with her parents in Houston.
Meanwhile, the 28 arrests include 12 men accused of soliciting undercover sheriff’s deputies for sex acts, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Eleven women were arrested on suspicion of loitering for the purpose of prostitution while another three women were arrested on suspicion of solicitation for prostitution, authorities said. …