#minorsextrafficking | Meriden police’s human trafficking operation nets one arrest



MERIDEN — A human trafficking operation conducted by the Meriden Police Department led to five adult females and two adult males being contacted on April 23.

All five females were offered sexual assault crisis services, victim services, counseling/therapy and drug rehabilitation. The information gathered during the operation continues to be under investigation, officials said.

Police officials said that one of the adult females, identified as Cassidy Niland, was arrested and taken into custody on two outstanding arrest warrants. The first warrant was for attempted first-degree assault, criminal mischief in the first degree, reckless endangerment, carrying a dangerous weapon and breach of peace in the second degree. The second warrant was for the charge of second-degree threatening. The bond was set for a total of $105,000.

The Meriden Police Department said human trafficking continues to be a problem in Connecticut and across the United States. Throughout the state, police and Criminal justice agencies continue to take it seriously will continue to work to make communities safer.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation New Haven Child Exploitation Human Traffic task Force, New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office, the city of Meriden and the Innocence Lost National Initiative assisted in the human traffic operation.

Police officials asked anyone with information about human trafficking or child sex trafficking to call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-8888 or contact your local police department.



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