1 Arrested in FBI Child Sex Trafficking Operation

Submitted By: Alexandra Lehnert, alehnert@k2tv.com

A nationwide FBI child sex trafficking operation leads to an arrest right here in Casper. A Colorado man is one of 11 pimps that have been arrested in the sting, but he brought his trafficking to the oil city. Joseph Dawson was arrested for promoting prostitution, child endangerment, child exploitation and sexual servitude of a minor. Over the weekend, the Casper Police Departments Operations Support Team made contact with a minor female advertising escort services. An undercover detective scheduled a time to meet with the minor and then conducted the sting. Dawson was arrested in the parking lot of the hotel. This nationwide FBI operation has resulted in 168 recoveries of children being trafficked and the arrest of 281 pimps.