13-year-old girl rescued from sex trafficking operation in Escondido

ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – Task Force Officers from the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force rescued a young girl from becoming a human trafficking victims from a motel in the city of Escondido on Tuesday.

The 13-year-old victim had been forced to prostitute out of the motel for several days and had been featured on a social media website that caters to prostitution and escort related services, according to San Diego Sheriffs. 

Acting on information provided by the Fresno Police Department Vice Unit, Task Force Officers and detectives from the Escondido Police Department were able to locate the 13 year old victim in the motel and rescue her without incident.

A second female was contacted at the scene and determined to be an 18 year old female human trafficking victim as well. 

During the course of the investigation, one adult male and one juvenile male were identified and arrested as the human trafficking facilitators.

Assisting in the investigation were the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the members of the Child Exploitation Task Force.

Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest. 

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