COMPTON (CBSLA/AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says 36 adults have been arrested by a human-trafficking task force that also rescued two teenage girls identified as commercially sexually exploited children.
The department says Wednesday’s multi-agency operation in Compton resulted in arrests of 14 women on prostitution-related charges and 20 men for allegedly soliciting sex acts from undercover deputies.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
In addition, the department says 20-year-old Rajene Robinson of Santa Clarita was arrested for soliciting an undercover deputy to become a sex worker, and a male companion was held on a firearms violation and for supervising a prostitute.READ MORE: Smokey Southland Skies Caused By Wildfires Burning In Northern And Central California Spur Air Quality Concerns
Seven of the women accepted victim-centered services, while the rest were booked at Century Regional detention Facility.
One of the teen girls was released to child welfare authorizes and the other was turned over to probation officials because she had an arrest warrant.MORE NEWS: Father Memorializes Son, Who Died In 2019 Conception Boat Fire, Along Last 500 Miles Of 2,600 Mile Hike
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