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Racine County SheriffThe Racine County Sheriff’s Department helped to recover two teen-age girls on Tuesday in Yorkville during a human trafficking investigation, according to a press release.

The investigation took several weeks to conduct and the task force recovered a 13- and a 16-year-old girl.

Because of the sensitive nature of the investigation, which is still ongoing, the sheriff’s department isn’t releasing any other details.

Between June 19-21, 2014, the Racine Human Trafficking Task Force participated in Operation Cross County VIII, which combined Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement agencies with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.  During this Operation, 12 pimps were arrested and 6 juveniles were recovered across the entire state of Wisconsin.  Of those 12 pimps, 5 of them were arrested in the Racine and Kenosha.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.