Dating pimps and hookers
She was one of the lucky ones able to escape the life.
She moved away, got married and had three children.
The report released last week reiterated the low number of such cases that appear in the criminal justice system, estimating that only 15 to 20 percent of human trafficking victims in the county come into contact with law enforcement.
That 16-year-old girl who was finally noticed by Las Vegas Metropolitan police likely looks back on that moment in her life as a blessing.
Researchers describe similar tactics to recruit teenage girls happening today, although now Facebook and other social platforms have replaced notes in backpacks.
(It was not determined how many arrests turned into prosecutions.)Then, we also knew from our interviews with facilitators that each (pimp) controls 4.34 girls or women on average.
And the vast majority of the business — an underground economy worth an estimated 0 million a year — is believed to be linked to gangs.“It was more massive in terms of numbers than we even anticipated,” said District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.
“Anecdotally most of the information we knew, but the depth and quantity was startling.”Yet a tally of local prosecutions are nowhere near the numbers suggested in the latest study, something prosecutors, law enforcement and child advocates hope to change as they get better at identifying this hidden population of victims.“The No. is the fact that victims don’t identify themselves as victims,” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan.
The study released Monday estimated 8,830 to 11,773 underage and adult sex-trafficking victims in the county.
Researchers explain how they got to that number:“First, we looked at how many people had been arrested for nine crimes — kidnapping minor for prostitution, pimping a minor, human trafficking and others.
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She posted an ad on a website last fall looking for babysitting or housecleaning work and was contacted by a man who had prostitution in mind instead, said Rice.