After large scale investigation of human trafficking in Sutton, Nebraska a man has been arrested. A 58-year-old man was arrested in Clay County on charges of sex trafficking of a minor, child abuse, three counts of pandering, and two counts of solicitation. Cloet was lodged in Clay County Jail.
A man in Oxford, Nebraska has been arrested on human trafficking charges. He has been charged with three counts of felony sex trafficking a minor. The maximum penalty for each of the counts is life in prison. A month ago, another man in Furnas County was arrested on similar charges. He faces five felonies.
Brooklyn Pohl, 37, of Wisconsin, was given 10 years for sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl in Iowa and Nebraska. Pohl posted online ads for the girl to perform sex acts for money. Prosecutors say Pohl would help the girl negotiate prices with the customers.
Authorities in Lincoln, Nebraska, arrested six men total on charges of suspicion of enticement and suspicion for soliciting a prostitute. Police said they also agreed online to pay for sex and were willing to meet at the hotel to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. During the operation, officials also corresponded with four women and referred them to advocates to see if they were being trafficked.
Traffickers who sell women and children for sex in Nebraska could have their phones tapped by law enforcement and face prosecution years or even decades after their crimes under a sweeping new bill set for legislative debate.
After a Scottsbluff, NE. Police officer stopped a driver on May 1, 2018, for a traffic violation, he experienced an unexpected situation: a woman in the car told the officer she was being held against her will.
Police in Lincoln, NE. have made a pair of arrests as they sort through an alleged human trafficking operation. Hersel Bradley, 40, and Kurt Mortensen, 58, have both been arrested for pandering. Authorities say this investigation led to the identification of several women believed to be victims of human trafficking.
Human trafficking advocate and founder and CEO of Runaway Girl, Inc. Carissa Phelps will speak about her experiences in the world of human trafficking on Oct. 26 at the Nebraska Union from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nebraska’s proximity to Interstate 80, a highway that stretches from California to New Jersey, makes some towns in the state particularly susceptible to the buying and selling of young women and sometimes young men, according to the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking.
More than 400 people attended the symposium, hosted by the Panhandle Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, to learn about human trafficking, signs of human trafficking and its victims. “This crime thrives in plain view,” Anna Brewer, a former FBI agent and investigator with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, said.