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.
Undersheriff Kevin McMahill
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
First Assistant Attorney General, Nevada
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
Director, Case Analysis Division, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Victims Services and Human Trafficking Manager, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Captain Sasha Larkin
Support Operations Bureau, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Deputy District Attorney, Nevada
Program Administrator, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program