Massive US Sex Trafficking Bust Ensnares Over 1,000—Including Law Enforcement And Clergy

Massive US Sex Trafficking Bust Ensnares Over 1,000—Including Law Enforcement And Clergy

By Claire Bernish      August 4, 2017

From Seattle to Tuscaloosa, police arrested more than 1,000 people in just one month — including a law enforcement officer and pastor — as part of a sweeping crackdown on child sex offenders, and juvenile and adult sex trafficking in the United States.

Police from 37 departments in 17 states participated in the annual National Johns Suppression Initiative — a regular effort to ostensibly crack down on human trafficking and illegal sex work — rescuing 81 adult and child victims and arresting 1,020 people from Seattle to Chicago, and Texas to Tuscaloosa in the month-long effort spearheaded by Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.
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