Beaumont Police Department and Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, teamed up and ran a two-day, joint, anti-human trafficking operation targeting sex buyers.
The two-day operation led to the arrest of 21 males that solicited sexual relations from minors and adults. Additional charges are expected once the investigations are complete.
Beaumont PD said, “Human trafficking is modern day slavery. The exploitation of men, women, and children for forced labor or sex by a third party for profit or gain. A person doesn’t have to be transported across borders for trafficking to take place, it can occur anywhere. Sex trafficking is fueled by the demand that these buyers provide. Without men who are willing to purchase sex, traffickers and pimps would not exploit victims, many of who are children, and force them into a life of prostitution. The purpose of this operation was to reduce demand and deter people from buying sex.”