Detectives arrested 103 people during an undercover investigation focusing on human trafficking, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
Polk County Sheriff's Office undercover detectives conducted a six-day human trafficking operation that began on Nov. 27.
Officials said the investigation focused on prostitutes posting online advertisements as well as "johns" seeking female prostitutes online.
POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Here's the breakdown:
- 56 arrests were those accused of advertising prostitutes online.
- 30 arrests were those accused of soliciting undercover detectives, posting ads and posing as prostitutes.
- 11 arrests were those accused of deriving proceeds from prostitution
- 6 were taken into custody on drug charges and other offenses.
Charges for those arrested include soliciting another for prostitution, deriving support from proceeds of prostitution, transporting to building for prostitution and using a communication device to commit a felony.
Detectives said they worked closely with “One More Child” (organization that provides help to families in need) and the Department of Children and Families during the operation.
Watch the Polk County Sheriff's Office news conference below:
Operation Naughty - Not Nice II
Sheriff Grady Judd is briefing the media about Operation Naughty - Not Nice II, an undercover investigation focusing on human trafficking and prostitution, in which more than 100 men and women were arrested. The operation ran from November 27th through December 2nd. Detectives worked closely with One More Child and the Department of Children and Families during the operation to ensure that any potential victims of human trafficking received assistance.
Click here to read the news release: https://bit.ly/2rjXzMUPosted by Polk County Sheriff's Office on Monday, December 3, 2018
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