COMPTON, California. Los Angeles County is trying something new to get women for the sex trade.
America’s most populous county is generally seen as the US epicentre of trafficking in persons, especially women forced into prostitution.
The sheriff’s department is striving to be the handcuffs on the traffickers and the men who pay for sex, while helping women and girls to leave the sex trade.
The technique was recently in Compton. While deputies arrested 17 men who asked undercover officers, the seven women and a 13-year-old girl who had been trafficked were met by counselors who can provide information about the urgency of the housing, social services and legal assistance.
Captain Chris Marks said that the police do not want the arrest of the women — they want, they have the tools to get off the streets.