Sex trafficking is a lucrative $2 billion a year industry in the United States that preys on the vulnerable and hopeless. It may seem far away from places like Eugene and Springfield, OR — but, sadly, it is not.
Oregon locals are utilizing a collaborative effort between local agencies and community partners called the Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Team. The team aims to support, educate and provide survivor-centered approaches. The joint effort allows the community to offer victims and survivors various ways to find resources or a support system.
Junction City, OR to hold third annual Human Trafficking Prevention Summit this Saturday. Many experts on human trafficking including the FBI, will work alongside Chief Bob Morris with Junction City police to raise awareness to the worldwide issue.
Detectives said Warren agreed to meet the girl in the vicinity of a local high school and was arrested by the street crimes unit. Warren is in the Lane County Jail and faces a charge of first-degree online sexual corruption of a child.
An Elmira man was arrested on Monday after detectives working a child prostitution sting found him posing online as a teen girl.
The man, identified as Charles Burke Niemeyer, responded to the posting and made an agreement to meet the “girl” who had identified herself as a 15 year old in the vicinity of a local high school.
I never, ever, would have thought that this topic would need to be breached here in Tillamook County. I am concerned about the reaction of Tillamook County residents to this discussion, but I am determined to be a part of the solution…and I hope you will all do the same.