12 Arrested In Crackdown On Human Trafficking

Oct 17, 2017

A two month crackdown on human trafficking in Santa Barbara County has led to 12 arrests.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, the Santa Barbara County DA’s Office, Lompoc Police, and the FBI took part in a pair of sting operations in Lompoc.

Some men trying to solicit women for sex online were instead talking to undercover agents. The 12 men were arrested on solicitation charges when they showed up at a Lompoc motel.

It’s part of an effort by a Santa Barbara County task force to crack down on human trafficking.