Marking on Cars and Sex-Trafficking

The Dothan Police Department is aware of the circling rumors that are on social media about marking on cars for sex-traffickers.  These rumors are just that, rumors. Most of the time traffickers are using computers or it is someone they already know or peer to peer. It is very rare for them to prey on a strangers. The Dothan Police have no cases of suspected sex  trafficking at this time.  The more the story circulates on social media, the more criminals and pranksters will try and to induce fear by marking other vehicles. The Dothan Police Department has made contact with the Alabama Fusion Center and their 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.