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18 individuals arrested in Bozeman during DCI human trafficking operation

Eighteen individuals were arrested in Bozeman in July during a human trafficking operation conducted by the Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and Bozeman Police Department, Attorney General Austin Knudsen announced.

The individuals have been charged with 18 counts of patronizing a prostitute, five counts of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, one count of resisting arrest, and one count of patronizing a victim of sex trafficking for a child victim. They were charged under Montana’s new statute, included in House Bill 112, that makes the solicitation o...