ORANGE COUNTY POLICE SHOULD DO MORE TO FIGHT TRAFFICKING
As the FBI’s Operation Cross Country puts pimps and child abusers in its cross hairs, Los Alamitos Patch has a post on a report from Orange County Grand Jury which suggests that the OC police department is not living up to its responsibilities when it comes to fighting trafficking:
"While sex trafficking of young girls is a growing problem in the country, there is limited awareness of the problem among Orange County officials, including those in government, social services and law enforcement, according to a new report from the Orange County Grand Jury.
The report, published Friday, calls upon law enforcement agencies across the county to identify victims better and create a database to track their movement.
“The 2011-2012 Grand Jury is sending a message to law enforcement and governmental agencies that they should more effectively combat this injustice through greater communication and collaboration,” the report states.”
It’s time for Orange County to take a leadership role in fighting trafficking. And its time for California to face up to its reputation as a hot spot for trafficking and child sexual exploitation.