Trafficking awareness topic at Soroptimist of Martinez meeting

Christina Ratcliffe and Corporal Ryan Baillie
Soroptimist of Martinez member Christina Ratcliffe presented to Corporal Ryan Baillie a certificate of appreciation and a copy of the City of Martinez Proclamation mentioning his success on apprehending a local sex trafficking operation.

Corporal Ryan Baillie of the Martinez Police Department spoke before a recent meeting of Soroptimist International of Martinez. He shared the events of the 3-year long investigation and subsequent conviction of members in a local human sex trafficking operation. The initial contact was with a victim living in Martinez where Officer Baillie first was assigned to the case.

Soroptimist clubs focus on trafficking awareness to call attention to the problem which can occur in any community. For information about Soroptimist contact Judy Moon, 925-229-1413. Soroptimist International strives to improve the lives of women and girls through improved social and economic empowerment.

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