The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Auburndale, Haines City, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales and Lakeland Police Departments participated in this investigation. Thursday, October 28, 2021, it was announced that a massive human trafficking sting operation took place which netted 102 criminals.
The announcement was made by Sheriff Grady Judd at the Sheriff’s office headquarters in Winter Haven.
The press release stated, this was the result of a six-day sting operation, to capture predators who target children and criminals who offered prostitution or solicited prostitutes (pimps).
The report stated that there were two predators who sought after young children, 38 people offering to have sex for money and 62 suspects who solicited prostitutes. Most of the suspects were from Central Florida, with the majority being from Polk County. Four were from out of state. The operation also saved a 17-year-old girl, Sheriff Grady said. Related Article.
Thank God for the brave men & women of law enforcement who are on the front lines of what I believe to be the true Pandemic of the world. I pray that the people arrested are set straight & find God, repent. I pray that God heal all those they have harmed & hope they are found renewed with Gods love.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.Mathew 4:14