Nevada Attorney General addresses locals on identifying human trafficking

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Updated: 7/02 12:48 pm

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto alongside law enforcement officials spoke at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa this morning about the threat of human trafficking here locally.

As the keynote speaker Masto was clear on several points, one addressing how sex trafficking is more prevalent in Nevada than many know. She started her speech with chilling video including the accounts of a former sex trafficking victim.

Not only is human trafficking happening in Nevada. It's happening to teens, even pre-teens who are from the Silver State.

"The kids that are coming into the system because they have been trafficked, 60-percent of them are our kids from Nevada, they're not international they're not from another state they're our kids. So we really need to focus on why this is happening and try and stop it," Masto says.

Now, Masto says they're reaching out to what could potentially be the front line, like businesses and hotels, anywhere victims could possibly be taken. She says they want staff to be aware and know ways to identify a victim in case they come into the establishment.

Some questions to ask yourself according to some information passed out during the seminar: Can the victim freely contact friends or family? Does the victim have freedom of movement?


About 80 law enforcement, private sector security, hotel management, community volunteers, and any other members of the community interested to learning more about the problem attended.
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