"Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where perpetrators profit from the control and exploitation of men, women, and children through force, fraud, or coercion for sex, labor or both," San Diego Sheriff's Sgt. Matt Blumenthal said in a release.
"Human trafficking is a crime under U.S. federal law and California state law. It is also the biggest human rights violation of our time."
Last May, 10News reported the National Human Trafficking Resource Center found reporting was up in San Diego 27 percent in the last half of 2016, compared to the rest of the country which was only up .08 percent.
A three-year study in San Diego by Point Loma Nazarene and the University of San Diego also found of the 20 San Diego schools surveyed, 90 percent of those schools had girls who were sex trafficked.