An enhanced task force fighting crimes against children is coming to Phoenix after the city council approved a $65,000 per year agreement with the FBI.
The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve an agreement with the FBI supporting the Child Exploitation Task Force.
Councilman Jim Waring is chairing a Phoenix driven task force to end sex-trafficking. The task force convenes for the first time at 9 a.m. Thursday at the City Hall.
"Children between the ages of 12-14 are being sold as slaves into the sex-trade industry in our city. This is unacceptable and we need to adopt the motto of, not in our city, not in our neighborhoods and not with our children," said Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio.
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The Phoenix City Council has voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the FBI supporting the Child Exploitation Task Force. Council members voted on the $65,000-a-year project on Wednesday. TheyMore >
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