Missouri Sting Operation Leads to Multiple Human Trafficking Arrests

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Each of the arrested men made contact with the undercover officers for the purpose of purchasing sex. Three of them also had drugs on their person at the time of the arrest. Though all parties now face criminal charges.

Holding all perpetrators accountable

As society directs more attention toward combatting human trafficking, we cannot allow buyers who purchase from traffickers to get off the hook. Without buyers, human trafficking would not exist.

Some people have even suggested that targeting more buyers of human trafficking will ultimately take out demand, hence lowering the current rates of trafficking.

Groups like Operation Underground Railroad, A21, and Slavery Free World are excellent resources to learn more and join the fight against human trafficking.

Anyone who wishes to report what they believe to be human trafficking can contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline via phone at 1 (888) 373-7888 or by text at 233733.