WACO, TX — The McLennan County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Bell County Sheriff’s Division are each featured in an episode of the upcoming sequence “That is Life with Lisa Ling” on CNN.
The McLennan County Sheriff’s Workplace works laborious day in and time out to rid intercourse trafficking in Central Texas. Their laborious work hasn’t gone unnoticed and now, the pinnacle of operations together with the sheriff’s workplace is featured within the new present.
Head of Operations in Human Trafficking Detective Joseph Scaramucci says it isn’t in regards to the recognition of their laborious work, nevertheless it’s in regards to the significance of shining a light-weight on what could possibly be in our backyards.
“We’re shedding mild on the illicit therapeutic massage commerce, that is one thing that is missed fairly a bit. Simply the truth that they’re doing that was far more necessary than any form of publicity,” Detective Scaramucci mentioned.
The episode titled “Parlor Commerce” is about intercourse trafficking inside therapeutic massage parlors.
Simply final December, the McLennan County Sheriff’s Workplace assisted in a massage parlor sting with the Bell County Sheriff’s Division. Throughout the investigation they had been in a position to shut down 4 therapeutic massage parlors coping with illicit therapeutic massage commerce.
Detective Scarramucci and his workforce have additionally labored laborious to close down 100% of illicit therapeutic massage commerce in McLennan County.
In the identical episode, you may see Roshell Keyhan, the CEO of Collective Liberty, a nationwide group that trains officers and anti-trafficking actors to study the indicators of human trafficking and the way to act upon it.
“The strategies used for trafficking are new to most departments, and actually getting a crash course in actually in depth, high-level professional stage practices is so necessary,” Keyhan mentioned.
Collective Liberty has labored intently with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Workplace, and so they had been completely happy to work collectively on this undertaking as properly.
“The MCSO is one in every of our all-stars,” Keyhan mentioned. “Detective Scaramucci is one in every of our college for coaching’s throughout the nation, and it is a actually nice partnership.”
The popularity is necessary on each ends, as a result of for now, there is not an finish to any form of human trafficking.
“It is necessary for us to know what to search for and take note of it as a result of the traffickers are hiding, and we have now to search out them,” Keyhan mentioned.
Detective Scaramucci additionally praised Lisa Ling and her workforce for his or her information of illicit therapeutic massage commerce earlier than filming started, saying they had been very properly versed on the problem.
Excited to see the episode, Detective Scaramucci stresses the significance of preserving this dialog going.
“It is a type of crimes which can be occurring proper in entrance of us and proper in strip facilities that households are going to and it is simply life occurring round them,” Detective Scaramucci mentioned.
The “That is Life” episode, Parlor Commerce, is about to air Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. CT.
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