Police And Nonprofit Team Up To End Sex Trafficking
CBS Los Angeles
February 7, 2017
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Most people think child sex trafficking only happens overseas.
But here in Los Angeles, some kids are held captive and forced to sell sex on the streets. The average age is 16, and some are as young as 10.
CBS2’s Pat Harvey went for a ride with a member of the LAPD’s vice unit that goes undercover to help get kids off the streets.
In the past, juveniles walking the streets as sex workers may have been arrested for prostitution, but that’s no longer the case.
In a new approach, Harvey finds out what happens when police and crisis advocates work together to rescue L.A.’s youth. Once police have the kids in custody, they get help from the nonprofit group Saving Innocence. …