Five people were arrested in southern California today in connection to the solicitation of children ages 1 year old to 16 years old through online photos and videos. The children participating in these acts have not been located as they are from different areas across the country. However, the persons distributing the child pornography have been taken into custody along with hundreds of elicit photographs and videos.
Southern California has become the epicenter for the child pornography and human trafficking industry. The innocent children participating in these acts are often sold to predators posing as compassionate caregivers, but they ultimately pass children between networks of pedophiles when concluding exploitation. The task force assigned to capturing the persons involved are asking anyone with information to call the Tip Line at “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-8477 (TIPS), texting “TIPLA” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or visiting lacrimestoppers.org.
It is pertinent that we shield our children from these sick, pedophilic individuals. Please keep in mind that these children are loved and missed by their families.