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Las Vegas study: Violence often tied to teen sex trafficking

A new report by Arizona State University exposes the difficulty in prosecuting sex traffickers in Las Vegas. Working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research examined 159 cases from 2014. It found the majority of the 190 victims from those cases were teenagers under the threat of violence by their traffickers. The study reveals most victims are traumatized and therefore uncooperative with police, preventing charges from being brought against their traffickers. The report highlights the violent nature of sex trafficking and the vulnerability of the victims.

To read the full report, click here

Publish Date
February 4, 2017