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HCSO Continues ‘Crack Down’ On Sex Buyers, Sellers

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The Harris County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Free the Captives – an organization that combats sex slavery and other forms of human trafficking-continues the “crack down” on individuals who buy sex or sell sex.

“Thousands of visitors from all over the world are in the Bayou City this week to attend the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at Reliant Center,” added officials. “The HCSO takes this opportunity to remind visitors to our area throughout the year, and everyone else, that buying sex and selling sex is illegal. Anyone caught taking part in these types of criminal activity will be arrested. Sheriff’s Office efforts to fight these crimes sometimes include the use of undercover officers.”

Volunteers with Free the Captives will be at the conference passing out information and answering questions.

A public service announcement (PSA) featuring Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia educating the public about human trafficking has been televised and played on radio stations. In his address, Sheriff Garcia not only speaks of the dangers of human trafficking but also sends out a stern warning to persons who desire to buy sex. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to report illegal behavior and activity by using the county’s iWatchHarrisCounty.com app.

View the public service announcement from Sheriff Garcia below:

Click here to learn more about human/sex trafficking in Houston.

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