Dallas Police have arrested two women after they searched a home that was part of a sex trafficking investigation, others were questioned and released. Many in the neighborhood were shocked. As a neighborhood with children, many residents told NBC 5 they were stunned a wondered how this could happen right across the street.
Dallas Police received multiple tips in July about an alleged sex trafficking ring operating in North Dallas. Dallas Police Department's Special Investigations Division launched an investigation and found the ring operating at the house in Plano on Las Palmas Lane. Then on Thursday, Plano and Dallas PD executed a search warrant, leading to the arrest of 41-year-old Brandy Cliff.
NBC 5 also says that police questioned several people at the home but were released. These other women were victims of sex trafficking. Bianca Davis from the group New Friends New Life which advocates against sex trafficking said this latest incident shows that human trafficking can happen any and everywhere. Her group works with police to help victims with jobs and counseling.
"These partnerships make sure that when the victim is rescued or recovered they are provided with resources as opposed to being revictimized because of what they were forced to do in that situation."
According to NBC 5, neighbors said they noticed unusual activity at the house. Austin Cook is one of the neighbors and told NBC 5 that what they assumed was a drug house was totally different than what it really was. Dallas Police Department said the investigation is ongoing.