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Sex trafficking victims face uphill battle to build normal life

December 28, 2018

An average of 900 individuals are sold for sex each month in Nebraska, and more than 200 of them are sold in Lincoln, according to 2017 research from Creighton University Heider College of Business. The Journal Star spoke to several sex trafficking experts to find out how the state can best help victims transition out of sex trafficking. “We’ve been relying heavily on domestic violence shelters,” said Tony Kavan, an investigator in the Grand Island Human Trafficking Task Force. “(Sex trafficking and domestic abuse) are not the same and the long-term care is going to be different. Are there enough services? No. We need sex trafficking shelters.”

— Lauren Wagner

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