474 people were recently arrested in California in a 3 day sting operation called “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.” Over 30 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and task forces participated in the operation, which saved 28 children and 27 adults.
“You are worthy of more. And we will work tirelessly with our partners…to provide you services and help you rebuild your life,” Sheriff Jim McDonald said, addressing the victims during a news conference.
While this is a massive success for the movement to end human and child trafficking, there remains much work to be done; child and human trafficking is extremely real and is prevalent.
Keep in mind the cases of the Catholic church: The Vatican has paid nearly $4 billion dollars
to victims of pedophilia, which stemmed from clergy members abusing children. This historical truth ought to be lesson to us, that where there is power, there is the opportunity for abuse. We must be vigilant.
This is a huge bust, and harkens back to last fall, when the FBI rescued 82 children
in a nationwide child-trafficking sting operation.
These two huge busts are a very positive sign for all people involved and for humanity itself. The terrible crimes of human and child trafficking are now coming to light.