The Tallahassee Police Department announced the results of a “large-scale” human trafficking investigation Tuesday morning that led to 178 arrests.
According to Tallahassee Police, the investigation launched 2 years ago in November of 2018 after officials saw a 13-year-old child’s photo on a prostitution website. The investigation was called “Operation Stolen Innocence” and it involved human trafficking and child sex trafficking right within the Capital City community.
Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell said that since the investigation launched 106 people have been charged with felonies and 72 with misdemeanors. Nineteen people also face federal charges. Charges range from solicitation of prostitution to human trafficking of a minor.
All suspects are from the southeast region, spanning to Mississippi and Alabama.
Watch the full announcement below: