Methodist, State Task Force Host Trafficking Workshop

Published: Oct. 17, 2016

The battle against sex trafficking and sex crimes continues across the metro where experts estimate nearly 1,800 people could be victims.

Some drug traffickers are now switching to human and sex trafficking.

"Because the money was at least as good with sex trafficking as dealing drugs, but the risk was perceived to be essentially for trafficking human beings as opposed to trafficking drugs," says Stephen Patrick O'Meara with the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force.

Methodist hosted a day-long training for health care providers to provide insight into this growing issue,  how to recognize trafficking victims and resources available in the Metro. Anne Boatright, SANE coordinator for Methodist, was among those presenters at the training.

The event also preceded a fundraising event for a local housing initiative for human trafficking survivors.

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