Several law enforcement agencies collaborated in a special operation to combat human trafficking and child exploitation in Kings County, involving the Kings County Sheriff’s Office, Hanford, Lemoore, and Corcoran police departments, as well as other state and federal agencies.
- The operation targeted individuals seeking sex with minors or engaging in human trafficking activities through internet sites and mobile apps.
- Nineteen individuals were arrested on various charges related to human trafficking and child exploitation during the operation.
- Two females were rescued as a result of the operation.
- Authorities are urging victims or individuals with information about human trafficking to contact the police.
- The multi-agency operation involved coordinated efforts to identify and apprehend individuals involved in human trafficking and child exploitation.
- Law enforcement engaged with individuals through internet sites and mobile apps, arranging meetings with those seeking illegal activities.
- Nineteen arrests were made during the operation, targeting individuals involved in activities related to human trafficking and child exploitation.
- In addition to the arrests, two females were rescued from potentially harmful situations.
- The operation underscores the collaborative efforts of various law enforcement agencies to address and combat human trafficking issues in the region.
- The successful operation highlights the importance of multi-agency collaboration in addressing and combating human trafficking and child exploitation.
- Law enforcement agencies are leveraging online platforms and technology to identify and apprehend individuals involved in illegal activities, emphasizing the role of digital investigations in combating such crimes.
The operation serves as a deterrent and a proactive approach to tackling human trafficking, sending a message that law enforcement is actively monitoring and addressing these issues to ensure public safety.