Sex Trafficking in Las Vegas: Understanding Traffickers

The McCain Institute

400 S. Martin Luther King

Building B-Conference Center

Las Vegas, Nevada

February 13, 2017

10:00 A.M. PT

February 13, 2017 
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PT

On February 13, 2017, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University’s Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research and the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program invite you to a presentation and panel discussion, “Sex Trafficking in Las Vegas: Understanding Sex Traffickers,” at the LVMPD Headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department partnered with Arizona State University researchers on a ground-breaking research project that sheds light on the hidden world of sex trafficking. They found an unexpected degree of violence in sex trafficking cases which mostly involved underage victims. ASU researchers and detectives from the Vice & Sex Trafficking Investigation Section found that one in five underage victims were brought to Las Vegas for the purpose of sex trafficking and that more than half of the child sex trafficking victims had not been reported missing. Traffickers used social media to recruit victims and then used websites like Backpage.com to traffic them.

Please join us for a presentation of our findings followed by a panel discussion on their implications on sex trafficking nationwide.

Schedule

Welcome

Undersheriff Kevin McMahill
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department


Opening Remarks

Wesley Duncan
First Assistant Attorney General, Nevada

Cindy McCain
Chair, the McCain Institute Human Trafficking Advisory Council

Presentation of Study on TraffickersDr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz
Director, Sex Trafficking Intervention Research Office at ASU


Panel Discussion on Next Steps

Angela Aufmuth 
Director, Case Analysis Division, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Elynne Greene
Victims Services and Human Trafficking Manager, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Captain Sasha Larkin
Support Operations Bureau, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Samuel Martinez
Deputy District Attorney, Nevada

Jim Walters
Program Administrator, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters
Building B-Conference Center

400 S. Martin Luther King
Las Vegas, Nevada
To attend, please RSVP to Elynne Green, [email protected]