Human Traffic Watch

Mpls. Police Stepping Up Efforts To Thwart Sex Trafficking

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking on January 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm

On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council got their first report on the latest efforts to stop child sex trafficking in the city.

“We expect this to be the first of a series of progress reports,” said Susan Segal, Minneapolis City Attorney.

The city has partnered with other organizations and agencies to put a stop to child prostitution. Police say that over the last year they’ve used a different approach to combating sex trafficking and it’s led to promising results.

Minneapolis reports that since February 2011, 19 defendants have been charged; including 14 for felony sex trafficking, four for hiring a minor for prostitution and one for manufacture of child pornography. Also, 18 juvenile females have been rescued in the process.

Source: MN CBS Local

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