June 5, 2022
Justice For Them
Kansas – Between May 17-19, Wichita police arrested 17 people for aggravated human trafficking, human trafficking, promoting the sale of sex and buying sex as a part of an anti-child sexual exploitation operation codenamed “Operation Blue Ghost.”
Wichita operations were conducted from May 17 through May 19, with additional operations in the Kansas City area afterward.
During three days of operations in Wichita, two people were arrested for aggravated human trafficking, one for human trafficking, one for promoting the sale of sex, and thirteen for buying sex.
In addition to the arrests, four potential victims of human trafficking were able to be connected with social services, and three firearms and two vehicles were seized.
WPD Officers and detectives worked alongside HSI, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Kansas City in conjunction with its Kansas City Child Exploitation Taskforce (KCCET) partners, the Sedgwick County Exploited and Missing Child Unit (EMCU), as well as adult victim advocates from ICTSOS to reduce demand for human trafficking with an emphasis on combatting underaged victimization.
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