After several weeks of investigations, the Polk County, Florida, Police Department has dismantled a human trafficking ring. Police have arrested more than 150 people.
The operation has been dubbed Fall Haul 2. Sheriff Grady Judd stated :
Our goal is to identify victims, offer them help, and arrest those who are fueling the exploitation of human beings and those profiting from the exploitation of human beings. Prostitution is not a victimless crime – it results in exploitation, disease, dysfunction, drug and alcohol addiction, violence, and broken families.
"What would we do without Disney employees?"
It is a large operation in which individuals have been arrested in nine states: Florida itself, as well as North Carolina, California, New York, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Among those arrested are a deputy chief of the Georgia Police, a physical education teacher, and an employee of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.
Grady Judd comments on the subject: "Now, where would we be with an undercover operation and no Disney employees? Oh yes, we always have Disney employees." According to the sheriff's department, a freelance photographer who is sometimes "hired by Disney" was also arrested.