Category: Nevada

Rape Crisis Center assists 72 human trafficking victims in first six months of 2020

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Rape Crisis Center (RCC), which serves all of Clark County, launched its Resources and Integration for Survivor Empowerment or RISE program in January and assisted 72 human trafficking victims through the first six months of 2020.
Of the 72 victims served by the RCC, 58 were sex trafficking victims and 33 were labor trafficking victims, with some clients experiencing both forms of exploitation.

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Reno residents plead guilty in child sex trafficking case

Two residents in Reno, Nevada have pleaded guilty to one count of attempted sex trafficking. The man and woman that were charged orchestrated the sexual exploitation of a child last summer. The investigation was led by the FBI’s Northern Nevada Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. The hearing is set for June 3rd.

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Las Vegas man charged with using dating app to lure minor into sex

A las Vegas man was arrested on sex assault after police say he solicited a child for sex
on a dating app. The 44 year old man was charged with four felonies including soliciting child for prostitution, sex assault, first-degree kidnapping, and facilitating sex trafficking for a victim who is under the age of 18. The victims grandmother reported her missing and she found her iPad that showed she was talking to the 44 year old. The girl, who was described as under 14, told the man if he wanted to have sex it would cost $5 and gave him her address. The man said he was driving a silver Malibu.

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Lyft drivers learning how to spot human trafficking

In Las Vegas, Nevada Lyft drivers are learning the signs of human trafficking and how they can assist if they suspect victims are riders. Nevada is number 10 in the total number of human trafficking cases in the U.S, around 5,600 victims of child sex trafficking in the state. Lyft has partnered with Business Ending Slavery and Trafficking and the Dressember Foundation to train the drivers. Lyft wants to effect a positive change and build and maintain a safe community.

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Sex trafficking survivors thrive in new Las Vegas environment

The Metropolitan Police Department has a human trafficking task force that includes the department’s vice unit; law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels; Refuge for Women, the Rape Crisis Center, Seeds of Hope and a network of survivors who meet monthly to discuss how best to assist human trafficking survivors in the valley.

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Ex-Las Vegas fire captain pleads guilty in teen prostitution case

A former Las Vegas fire captain pleaded guilty to two felonies Monday after authorities accused him of paying a teenage girl $300 to have sex with him at a fire station. Richard Loughry, 48, entered a plea to one count each of attempted statutory sexual seduction and soliciting prostitution. He entered a type of guilty plea that required him to admit only that prosecutors had enough evidence to prove the case to a jury.

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Modern Day Slavery: Saving young lives from sex trafficking

Mary Ballinger is one of 250 volunteers taking part in the three-day effort. It’s where people canvass the streets, handing out flyers and gathering tips, that’ll potentially lead them to males and females listed as missing by the state of Nevada. Those missing have been identified by law enforcement as vulnerable, with a great chance of being exploited or sexually trafficked.

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Caesars Entertainment Announces New Global Commitments to Eradicate Exploitation of Vulnerable Individuals

Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas, NV. the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider, is strengthening its commitment to end human trafficking in partnership with two global organizations that lead the fight to prevent and eradicate the issue. In observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Caesars announced it has committed to combat commercial sexual exploitation of children by signing ECPAT’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct which provides a platform for companies to share best practices to end human trafficking.

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