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