Sweeps targeting illicit sex trade net 60-plus arrests countywide

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A series of law enforcement operations throughout Riverside County targeting people seeking or engaged in illicit sexual services netted 64 arrests, authorities said Tuesday, Feb. 2. The county’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force joined other agencies statewide in “Operation Reclaim & Rebuild,” with the goal of cracking down on suspects involved in prostitution rings and escort services, as well as rescuing the victims. “The task force seeks to disrupt and dismantle sex trafficking ... within Riverside County and will aggressively identify, pursue and apprehend those who seek to exploit those who are most vulnerable,” according to an agency statement. “Through proactive enforcement operations such as Reclaim & Rebuild, we work to reduce future demand for sex traff
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