Human Trafficking
4:13 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

42 Arrested In Oklahoma Sex Trafficking Investigation

A total of 42 people have been arrested following a four-day investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics into sex trafficking in northeastern Oklahoma.

Anonymous Female Prostitute
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A spokesman for the agency, Mark Woodward, says OBN's Human Trafficking Unit launched the investigation after learning that individuals, including minors, were being forced into prostitution in Tulsa, Rogers, Ottawa, and Delaware counties.

Woodward says that between Tuesday and Friday, OBN worked in several cities and locations to target and arrest individuals engaged in prostitution. Woodward says follow-up interviews were conducted to identify minors, as well as adults forced into prostitution as the result of human trafficking.

Woodward says three women were identified as victims of human trafficking and transported to a shelter facility. He says one of them is only 15 years old.

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