EDITORIAL: Sex trafficking not just a big city issue

Perhaps no one was more surprised by recent sex trafficking arrests than the police themselves. The operation is revealing about the seamy side of life here. But it also reveals that local police aren’t content to just respond to accidents and take theft reports.

The eye-opening news came shortly before Christmas. In a relatively short operation, police ran an undercover sting operation that netted 15 arrests. They could have kept going and likely made more arrests. The suspects responded to online promotions, called, and made a “date” at an Ontario motel. Their date turned out to carry handcuffs. The operation also caught three women charged with prostitution and a Nevada man accused of compelling prostitution . . .