Dozens of people have been arrested in Utah County, Utah, following an operation targeting human trafficking, KSL-TV reports.
Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit organization that fights human trafficking, worked alongside several law enforcement agencies, including the Utah County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit, Lehi City Police Department, and the Department of Homeland Security, to conduct a human trafficking operation Utah County, Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said in a news release.
The operation was conducted between November 19th-21st, with 26 people being arrested in total.
Shane Smith, 26, was also arrested during the course of the operation for investigation of enticement of a minor over the internet and attempted aggravated kidnapping of a minor, according to Cannon.
Several victims have been identified and are being given assistance.