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10 days, 13 arrests: Human trafficking operation saves 49 potential victims across Mississippi

Attorney General Lynn Fitch said investigators encountered 49 potential victims and made 13...
Attorney General Lynn Fitch said investigators encountered 49 potential victims and made 13 arrests in early November for crimes including human trafficking, promoting prostitution and statutory rape.
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 4:25 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Thirteen arrests were made over the course of ten days due to a statewide human tracking operation in Mississippi.

Attorney General Lynn Fitch said in that time frame investigators encountered 49 potential victims and made the arrests for crimes including human trafficking, promoting prostitution and statutory rape.

Fitch said law enforcement also uncovered multiple leads that could lead to additional arrests and victim recoveries in the future.

The operations were conducted between Nov. 1 and Nov. 10 in Southaven, Starkville, Jackson, Meridian, Hattiesburg, and Jackson and Harrison counties.

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