This month almost 50 people were arrested following a human sex trafficking bust operation in Texas.
However, those arrested were not your prominent hardened criminals; they were supposed pillars of society.
The sting operation saw the rest of one high school teacher, a youth pastor, a high school and football coach, and the director of operations for a large hospital network, according to the Christian Post.
A statement was released about the human trafficking bust by the Frisco Police Department on the city’s official website:
“The Frisco Police Department recently participated in a multi-agency operation targeting the demand for prostitution, which resulted in 23 arrests in Frisco,” a statement on the city website read.
“On Thursday, January 12, and Friday, January 13, members of the Frisco Police Department joined other area agencies in Operation Demand Suppression. The operation focused on suppressing the demand for prostitution, and it was spearheaded by the Department of Homeland Security as part of their Blue Campaign.”
The heinous crime of human trafficking involves coercion and exchange for something of value, usually a sex act with those under 18 years old.
“Thwarting sex trafficking is one of our agency’s top priorities, one that every law enforcement office that has a role on the HSI Dallas led North Texas Trafficking Task Force takes very seriously,” said Lester R. Hayes Jr., a Homeland Security special agent in charge, according to North Texas e-News.
“By targeting those involved in this crime, we hope to disrupt this activity and provide assistance to human trafficking victims by getting them connected to the advocates and resources they need,” Hayes continued.
The U.S. Department of State’s website says human trafficking is “a grave crime and a human rights abuse,” that, “compromises national and economic security, undermines the rule of law, and harms the well-being of individuals and communities everywhere. It is a crime of exploitation.”
According to their estimates, there are 27.6 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, with criminals preying on people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.
Last September, “investigators in Florida conducted a human trafficking investigation that netted 160 arrests over seven days,” according to KIRO-TV. One suspect was a Disney employee, and two others were teachers.
The undercover sting operation targeted human trafficking and online prostitution, and the arrests included pharmacists, law enforcement, and doctors.
This will not be any better with the southern border wide open.
Miriam Jordan of the New York Times tweeted last year that Cartels are raking in $13 billion a year by trafficking migrants across the U.S. border.
When trusted members of the community are arrested for sex trafficking, it’s a sure sign of a serious decline.
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This is why prostitution should be legal, regulated and taxed. Soliciting prostitution as a “John” should only be a crime if he knows or believes he is soliciting s*x with a minor.
Driving this stuff underground is what causes s*x trafficking of minors. There are sickos out there who are infatuated with children sexually. Giving them a legal outlet where a professional can “act out” those things for them could save real, underground and hidden damage to actual minors.
Did I miss something? Why are none of these cretins identified?