DPD addresses sex trafficking rumors

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Police Department is aware of the rumors circling on social media about marking on cars for sex-traffickers.

Police say most of the time traffickers are using computers or it is someone they already know. It is very rare for them to prey on strangers. The police department has no cases of suspected sex trafficking at this time.

DPD wants to warn you that the more the story circulates on social media, the more criminals and pranksters will try and induce fear by marking other vehicles.

The Dothan Police Department has made contact with the Alabama Fusion Center and the national experts on sex-trafficking called this an “urban legend.”

The Dothan Police Department would have issued warnings if there was any merit to these claims.

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