SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Nearly 50 arrests have been made in a Sacramento-area human trafficking sting.
According to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, multiple agencies worked on street and hotel sting operations between September and mid-November.READ MORE: Construction Concerns Hit Businesses Along Highway 99
Officials arrested 46 individuals for soliciting prostitution and human trafficking. If convicted, those individuals could face a maximum penalty of 180 days in county jail and could be ordered to stay away from known “stroll” areas.READ MORE: 'Simply Just Another Bump In The Road': Future Sacramento Firefighter Tells Inspirational Story From Chemo To Cadet
Additionally, the DA’s office said one juvenile was recovered during the operation.Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
This operation was the fourth-annual countywide sting operation aimed at “reducing the demand side of human trafficking by targeting sex buyers.” DA Anne Marie Schubert led the effort to organize the operation along with the Sacramento Together Against Human Trafficking Coalition, which is made up of more than 30 organizations, law enforcement, and public agencies.