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Was there a sex slavery ring operating in Compton?

Authorities continued their investigation Saturday into an undercover human trafficking operation in Compton that resulted in the rescue of one girl and the arrest of more than 30 adults, according to the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Taskforce.

The rescue on Long Beach Boulevard and Elm Street took place with help from deputies from the sheriff’s Compton Station, detectives said.

The rescued girl, whose age and name were not disclosed, was released to the Department of Children and Family Services, according to Human Trafficking Bureau Lt. Barry Hall.

Of the adults, Hall said 17 men were arrested on suspicion of soliciting undercover deputies for sex acts; 13 female sex workers were arrested and offered victim services; and a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of pandering after allegedly attempting to recruit an undercover deputy to be a commercial sex worker. No names were immediately available from the Task Force.

Five pounds of marijuana was also recovered during the operation Thursday, Hall said.

—City News Service

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