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.
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.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives recently reached unanimous approval of measure that would wipe charges of prostitution off the criminal records of victims of human trafficking.
Alannah Selinger is one of the co-founders of the OU chapter of Freedom Movement, a Christian sex trafficking awareness group. She says she discovered her passion about non-profits and activism while in college, and has become especially enthusiastic about combating human sex trafficking.