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Police: No evidence abandoned Tucson camp was used for sex trafficking

The group Veterans On Patrol says there is evidence for their claim, but they have not shown it to anybody.

TUCSON, Ariz. - An abandoned camp in Tucson is causing some worry after a group called Veterans On Patrol alleged it was used for sex trafficking children. However, there is no evidence to back up this claim.

The site is in a remote area off Interstate 19 and Valencia Road, along the Santa Cruz River.

Police told KVOA in Tucson that investigators have been to the site multiple times, but that it appears to be nothing more than an abandoned camp. There do not appear to be any signs of human or sex trafficking, according to police.

Police are continuing to investigate. In the meantime, they say anybody who walks onto the private property is trespassing. All members of the Veterans On Patrol Group peacefully left the area Sunday night, and the department has yet to make an arrest.

Officers will remain in the area to investigate.

A spokesperson for Veterans On Patrol claims the group has evidence of women and children being abused. But when KVOA asked to see the evidence, they were told it’s being stored in a private area and that the evidence has not been turned over to police.

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