6 Arrested, One Rescued by LAPD in Alleged Prostitution Ring

6 Arrested, One Rescued by LAPD in Alleged Prostitution Ring

Women stand in The Blade area of Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Micaela Ricaforte

Micaela Ricaforte

12/19/2023

Updated: 1/12/2024

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) arrested six people allegedly involved in a prostitution ring and rescued one minor believed to be one of its victims, according to a Dec. 18 report by the department.
LAPD vice officers conducted a series of undercover surveillance operations from Dec. 10 through Dec. 16 along the Figueroa Corridor targeting lewd conduct, prostitution, and human trafficking, according to the department.
During the operations, undercover officers observed numerous individuals approaching and soliciting women for sexual services, the report said.
Officers said they also observed the interactions and services occurring in public and in nearby residential neighborhoods in view of families and children and consequently made arrests.
Additionally, officers identified a minor who was a victim of human trafficking. The victim was rescued, reunited with family, and provided services by the department, officials said.
The investigation into the victim’s exploiters is still ongoing, according to the report.
The arrests are part of an ongoing effort intended to prevent the trafficking of women and minors along the corridor, officials said.
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Micaela Ricaforte

Micaela Ricaforte

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Micaela Ricaforte covers education in Southern California for The Epoch Times. In addition to writing, she is passionate about music, books, and coffee.

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