LEESBURG, Va. (WDVM) — FBI’s Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation Task Force executed a federal search warrant in Leesburg Tuesday morning, according to Leesburg police.
For 17 years Crestwood Hamlet neighborhood has been one woman’s home. She said a human trafficking investigation is alarming.
“I wasn’t aware of the investigation. It’s very shocking, this is a great neighborhood to live in” said one resident.
Another resident said the neighborhood is family-oriented. Parents are always walking their children to the bus stop and picking them up.
The FBI reportedly searched a residence in the Crestwood Hamlet neighborhood of southwest Leesburg. Officials say the warrant was isolated to that residence and there is no danger to the community.
Leesburg police say the federal case originated from one of their own investigations they turned over to the task force.
FBI’s Washington field office has not released any further information on this incident.
This is a developing story and will be updated.