Report: DeKalb cops rescue the most sex trafficking victims in Georgia

Report: DeKalb cops rescue the most sex trafficking victims in Georgia

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In 2016, DeKalb County police’s child sex exploitation unit rescued more sex trafficking victims than any other unit in Georgia.

That’s according to a report the police department released last week.

The report said the Internet Crimes Against Children/Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Unit worked 34 sex trafficking cases last year. They resulted in 15 victims rescued.

The unit also received a “Certificate of Excellence” from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in 2016.

The unit also investigated 45 cases of online child exploitation, executed 44 search warrants and made more than 30 arrests.

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