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Taskforce arrests sex trafficker as part of statewide operation

Taskforce arrests sex trafficker as part of statewide operation

Tulare County Human Trafficking Taskforce participates in statewide Operation Reclaim and Rebuild

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VISALIA – Late last month the Tulare County Human Trafficking Taskforce made some progress in their mission to get human traffickers off the street. The task force along with a multitude of local, state and federal law enforcement authorities participated in the effort named Operation Reclaim and Rebuild. The operation is intended to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking.

As a result of the operation, the taskforce arrested 34-year-old female Jessie Daily on charges of pimping an adult family member in Tulare on Jan. 25.

Participants of the Tulare County sting included officers and investigators from the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, the Visalia Police Department, the Tulare Police Department, the Dinuba Police Department, the Porterville Police Department, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Family Services of Tulare County assisted with victim services.

“This operation is a great example of the collaborative efforts of our Taskforce,” said Taskforce Chair and Tulare County Assistant District Attorney Kerri Lopez. “We look forward to the positive impacts this collaboration will have as we continue to raise awareness and reinforce that trafficking will not be tolerated in our communities.”

The Tulare County Human Trafficking Task Force was established in 2014 to bring law enforcement and community stakeholders together to identify victims of all forms of trafficking, deliver services to those victims, and lead to the successful investigation and prosecution of traffickers. In 2016, the Task Force began receiving funding from the United States Department of Justice to continue its mission of investigation, prosecution, victim service, and awareness.

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