Early in the morning on January 20th, our Operations-Valley Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force had an incredible success.
Early that morning, the officers were successful in arresting a dangerous pimp off of Sepulveda Blvd.
More importantly, however, is during the arrest the LAPD was able to rescue a 15 year old girl.
My passion about human trafficking comes from seeing these young girls – teenagers – bought and sold on our streets by dangerous men. Many of these pimps are gang members, and by taking them off the streets for pimping helps reduce other crime in our neighborhoods as well. These are really sick people.
Between my toiletry drive to help victims, and funding the LAPD to rescue the girls and arrest the men who would rape and hurt them, I will be unwavering in my efforts to combat this problem in our neighborhoods.