“We want to thank Special Operations for their caring and generosity towards a victim of sex trafficking,” John Vanek, Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, San Mateo County. “The community’s generosity helped the victim through the process, all of which were critically important in getting the case to court and, ultimately the maximum conviction.”
The victim was identified in August by Redwood City PD after it initially appeared she was assaulted and robbed of her purse by a male associate. The next day she disclosed she was a trafficking victim. He was arrested within a week.
The victim attended the sentencing and delivered a victim impact statement that detailed his exploitation and how it has harmed her. The victim was too emotional to read it, so her mother read it. The judge sentenced the defendant to the maximum number of years allowed in this case.
It takes a community working with law enforcement to stop sex trafficking of kids right here in the Bay Area. We can not continue doing this work without you.
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Thank you for helping keep kids safe from sex trafficking in the Bay Area.