Police arrest youth pastor, teacher in sex trafficking sting

Authorities in Texas have arrested nearly 50 people, including one high school teacher and a youth pastor, as part of a sting operation aimed at combatting sex trafficking.

The Department of Homeland Security Investigations, a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced earlier this week that they had recently arrested 46 individuals as part of a multiagency sting in North Texas.

“Thwarting sex trafficking is one of our agency’s top priorities, one that every law enforcement office that has a role on the HSI Dallas led North Texas Trafficking Task Force takes very seriously,” said Lester R. Hayes Jr., HSI Dallas special agent in charge. 

“By targeting those involved in this crime, we hope to disrupt this activity and provide assistance to human trafficking victims by getting them connected to the advocates and resources they need.”

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