Kentucky touts arrests in fight against human trafficking

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky leaders say the state sent a message of its commitment to fight human trafficking with a sting operation that rescued 21 victims and netted 46 arrests. Results of the crackdown were highlighted Wednesday by Gov. Andy Beshear, Attorney General Daniel Cameron and state police Commissioner Phillip Burnett Jr. They pointed to participating roles by organizations providing support services for victims. Beshear says Kentucky law enforcement made the most arrests and rescued the most victims last week as part of the 12-state effort to combat human trafficking. He says operations occurred in northern Kentucky, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown and McCracken County.