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Lake County Gang Task Force Arrest Eight


August 31, 2018

In August, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force went undercover, arresting eight men in a continued campaign to suppress the demand for purchased sex.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force joined a coalition of federal and local law enforcement agencies in a nationwide operation which specifically targeted customers of prostitutes known as “Johns.”

This was a web-based operation and utilized a classified advertising website, regularly used as a medium for prostitution. When the “Johns” arrived and offered money to the undercover detectives for sexual acts, they were arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.

Over the past seven years, this nationwide effort led to the arrests of more than 8,000 total “Johns” and sex traffickers.


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