STUDY ABOUT SEX TRAFFICKING IN NEBR ASK A

The Women's Fund of Omaha, who partnered with the Creighton Human Trafficking Initiative, published a study on sex trafficking in Nebraska.

Shockingly, “Nebraska’s commercial sex market” reports that 900 individuals in Nebraska are sold for sex each month and many are sold multiple times.

The report also concluded that 75 percent of those individuals who are sold for sex show signs of being trafficked, meaning they are underage or controlled by a 3rd party.

Aside from sex trafficking's heinous human rights violations, the timing of this report supports LB 289, a bill introduced by Senator Pansing Brooks in the Nebraska Legislature this session. That bill would increase penalties for traffickers, change provisions relating to pandering, human trafficking, labor trafficking, and sex trafficking, and prohibit solicitation of a trafficking victim.

For more information and to read the complete report go to www.omahawomensfund.org.

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