Task force puts up road block against human trafficking


ON THE LOOKOUT—Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. James Sullivan from the county task force patrols a motel parking lot, looking for signs of human trafficking. DAWN MEGLI/Acorn Newspapers

Last fall, a 16-year-old girl rescued from human trafficking in Ventura County was given art supplies at an event for survivors. With words cut from magazines, she created a vision board with a simple message.

“I’m not broken,” it read.

It happens every day in Ventura County’s quiet suburbs. Adults pay for...

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