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102 people arrested, 3 young teens rescued in operation against human trafficking in Sacramento County

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SACRAMENTO – Authorities say a multi-week operation against human trafficking in Sacramento County has netted more than 100 arrests.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office says the operation totaled seven days across three weeks.

Suspected sex buyers and human traffickers were targeted.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Office: Human Trafficking Operation

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office conducted a large-scale operation combating human trafficking and childhood prostitution. In conjunction with allied federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, HSI, ATF, CDCR Parole, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, and Sacramento County Probation, the 7-day operation spanning over three weeks across Sacramento County aimed to rescue victims of human trafficking and targeted sex buyers and human traffickers. The operation yielded 102 arrests, 31 of which were male sex buyers and three felony sex traffickers. Most notably, three juveniles, ages 13, 15, and 16, were rescued as a result of these operations. For more information about this issue, please visit our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram, and watch our related videos on YouTube.

Posted by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Three juveniles – who were only 13, 15 and 16 years old – were rescued in the operation, the sheriff's office says.

Of the 102 arrests made, authorities say 31 were alleged sex buyers while 3 others were felony sex traffickers.

The sheriff's office has not released the names of any of the people arrested at this point in the investigation.

Numerous agencies helped in the effort, including: the FBI, HIS, ATF, CDCR Parole, the Sacramento County DA's office, and Sacramento County Probation. 

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