Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Commercial Sex Trafficking Operation

In an ongoing effort to address Commercial Sex Trafficking and the Sexual Exploitation of Children, the Dunwoody Police Department conducted a multiday undercover commercial sex trafficking operation within the city the week of January 28th, 2019.

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Incident:    Commercial Sex Trafficking and Sexual Servitude
Date:         February 5, 2019
Location:   Dunwoody, Georgia

In an ongoing effort to address Commercial Sex Trafficking and the Sexual Exploitation of Children, the Dunwoody Police Department, working in conjunction with the FBI Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation (MATCH) Task Force and the Gwinnett County Police Department VICE Unit, conducted a multiday undercover commercial sex trafficking operation within the city of Dunwoody the week of January 28th, 2019. Numerous arrests were made, to include:

• Pimping – nine arrests
• Human Trafficking – one arrest
• Prostitution – 19 arrests
• Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes – one arrest
• Pandering – two arrests

This was an extensive operation that involved multiple agencies. Through our continued participation in the MATCH Task Force, we were able to identify and rescue two victims from sexual servitude. This would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Dunwoody Police Department, the FBI, and the Gwinnett County Police VICE Unit.

“The goal of operations such as these is to first and foremost rescue any children or young adults who are victims of sex trafficking. We also want to remove those profiting from commercial sex trafficking from our streets by putting them in jail,” said Chief Billy Grogan.  

If you suspect that someone is being forced into sexual servitude or participating in prostitution activities in Dunwoody please contact us at 678.382.6900. ANONYMOUS TIPS may be submitted via the SUBMIT A CRIME TIP tab at www.dunwoodypolice.com, via the website www.crimestoppersatlanta.org, or by texting C-R-I-M-E-S (274-637). Use the key word DPDTIPS at the start of your message.  Each of these methods is confidential, encrypted, and completely anonymous.     
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