42 arrested in Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics undercover human trafficking sting across four counties

TULSA - Forty-two people were arrested as part of an undercover human trafficking sting conducted across four Green Country counties.

Investigators focused on Tulsa, Rogers, Ottawa and Delaware counties over a four-day period last week.

Of the 42 people arrested: 13 were arrested for engaging in prostitution; 20 arrested for soliciting prostitution; 7 arrested for pandering; 1 arrested for aiding and abetting prostitution and one arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics' Human Trafficking Unit led the operation with help from several law enforcement agencies.

OBN said three women were identified as victims of human trafficking.

The youngest  victim was a 15-year-old girl.

Tulsa police's vice squad arrested 25-year-old Alyssa White last Wednesday as part of the sting.

According to police records, undercover officers and OBN agents were led to a home in midtown Tulsa where the 15-year-old was.

The girl told police that White, who she called her friend, had arranged for her to have sex with a man she met online in exchange for $100.

While the girl was talking to police, White made her way to a motel to meet with a man she had corresponded with online, according to the police report.

The report said White offered to have sex with the man for $100, but he turned out to be an undercover agent.

White is being charged with human trafficking, for arranging for the teenage girl to have sex, as well as soliciting prostitution.

The three women identified as victims were taken to an area shelter that helps victims of human trafficking.

Susan Cox, the assistant director of DaySpring Villa, says when victims of human trafficking come in to the shelter, they need a lot of help moving forward.

"You can see the trauma," said Cox. "There's a lot of blank stares, a lot of fear because they've been rescued out of a violent situation."

In addition, authorities also raided a Bixby massage parlor where they say illegal sexual activity was taking place.

"OBN is committed to dismantling organizations involved in the seedy world of prostitution and ultimately human trafficking. Our agency along with our law enforcement partners are determined to make a positive impact in a dark world that troubles the soul," said OBN director Darrell Weaver. "Women that are used as a commodity sickens ones heart."

The operation took place from Sept.10 to Sept. 13.

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