Monday, July 29, 2019

Clinton PD Busts Sex Traffickers

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement.

An operation to identify and combat human trafficking and prostitution was conducted during the week of July 22-28, 2019. The Clinton Police Department worked with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department to conduct an operation to identify human trafficking and prostitution in the metro Jackson area and along the Interstate 20 corridor in Mississippi.

Over the past year, Clinton Police and Fire personnel have undertaken extensive training to identify human trafficking and how to effectively help victims be rescued from the illicit and illegal activities. This operation is part of the continued efforts to utilize the training received to effectively address the issue of Human Trafficking along Interstate 20.

The multi day operation resulted in twenty-three (23) arrests. The arrests spanned multiple charges including prostitution, procuring the services of a prostitute, drug possession, and enticing a child for sexual purposes.


The goal of this operation was to identify human trafficking issues in the Metro area. This operation worked in coordination with Human Trafficking experts to assist victims caught in the grip of modern day slavery.


The Clinton Police Department did not identify any patterns or activity to suggest that human traffickers are operating extensively in Clinton.

Human trafficking is when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to compel a victim for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.

All suspects were identified online as they attempted to solicit prostitution related activity. These online interactions resulted in the arrested persons traveling into Clinton to conduct their illegal activities, therefore, resulting in an arrest.

“Human trafficking isn’t just an international crime or something that only happens in other parts of the country: it could happen here in the metro area and especially along major Interstate corridors in Mississippi,” says Chief Ford Hayman. “Human trafficking is in most cases a hidden crime that operates in the dark. The more we can educate the public and raise awareness to its existence the more quickly we can identify victims and perpetrators.”

This is an ongoing investigation. Clinton Police are withholding the names of suspects and victims in an effort to assist the victims of human trafficking be rescued from their situations. One exception is the information regarding a 29 year old male who was arrested for felony enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes.

Arrests include individuals from the metro area as well as Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, and Virginia.


Arrested and charged with Felony Enticement of a Child to meet for sexual purposes was Corey Myers, 29, of Apopka, Florida.


The Clinton Police Department takes human trafficking seriously and encourages anyone who might have information pertaining to human trafficking in our area to contact CPD with tips for further investigation.


If you suspect someone may be a victim of human trafficking, call and make a report to the national human trafficking hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just five minutes saw a post with nine men in Georgia arrested for sex trafficking and enticing minors for sex. Photos and a brief story. Yet what we see here is a lengthy story with lots of words and no photos or names.

Anonymous said...

Throw them on a fire.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it would be kosher to show Mr. Myers's picture. His beard and payois might give people some negative feelings toward certain protected individuals.

Anonymous said...

This is the way these stings ought to be reported, not a bunch of fluff about the local P.D.

http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/9-arrested-in-undercover-athens-child-sex-operation?fbclid=IwAR3GNtX3bBwDu712PR8pCy7A1TB1GJ226ohdHpjJfokJB_0nAtmDo4edz5U

Anonymous said...

Good job Clinton (despite the Monday morning quarterback comments).

Anonymous said...

Just arrest all the baptist preachers.....problem solved

Anonymous said...

Legalize, regulate, and tax prostitution and the trafficing goes away. Slam away, puritans.

Anonymous said...

Are the arrest and sexual activity locations at truck stops along I-20? I've heard that "lot lizards" troll for customers among the drivers at truck stops.

Anonymous said...

@4:59 AM - as there are no trucks stops along I-20 in Clinton, you will have to find one outside the city. Don't worry, they are all very clean and will love you long time.

Anonymous said...

So there was no human trafficking....just prostitution, a truly victimless crime.

Anonymous said...

@8:25 am

If you believe prostitution is a victimless crime, you have no clue.

Anonymous said...

Was Pitt Panther among the arrested?

Anonymous said...

If y'all open a cat-house and don't have any ladies yet, you will be forced to run it by hand.

PittPanther said...

11:44am I'm right here. Why would you think I frequent prostitutes?

Anonymous said...

Prostitution is called “human trafficking” nowadays because that’s how law enforcement can gin up a lot of support and money. There is a big difference between smuggling human sexual slaves and prostitution. Both are bad, but they are on completely different portions of the spectrum.

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