Boca PD Says No Proof Sugar Sand "Sex Trafficking Group" Post Is True


BOCA RATON, FL ( — In the latest example of folks posting to Facebook instead of calling police — or in this case, calling police but then adding extra information to a Facebook post that wasn’t given to police —  Boca PD is publicly saying that its investigators are aware of concerning claims on social media about a sex trafficking group in Sugar Sand Park. Police say there’s no investigative proof that the post is anything more than a, well, post.
From Boca PD on its own Facebook page:

We are aware of a posting on social media about a suspicious incident at Sugar Sand Park over the weekend. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Boca Raton Police responded to the park just after 8:00 p.m. A mother reported a teenage female was with a male and was trying to get the caller’s daughters to go over and play hide and seek. The posting states that “authorities” believe it was likely a “sex trafficking group,” which the complainant later said she concluded on her own and was not attributed to us. The post has since been removed. A park ranger was on the playground at the time of the incident. Three officers checked the area and the people couldn’t be found. While we didn’t find anything suspicious in this case we always encourage everyone to call us if they feel something isn’t right.

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