Child Sex Trafficking
In recent years, Nix Conference and Meeting Management has been working with the hotel industry to train employees.
As you’ve heard on KMOX this week, countless children are being forced into an underground sex trade. Sold night after night. Are we ready to stop it?
About 5 years ago, Kimberly Ritter was asked by a group to find them a hotel that took a stand against trafficking. “When they said child sex trafficking, I had no idea what it was. I thought it was something that happened in a third world country.”
Federal officials estimate there are hundreds of thousands of victims of child sex trafficking in the United States. Many forced into it as teenagers.
In July the FBI and other agencies brought down 150 pimps in this country’s largest sex trafficking sting. Who are these victims? And how did they end up captives of the sex trade?
Experts suspect that across the St. Louis region, countless children are being held against their will — forced into the sex trade.
An Illinois man faces up to 15 years in federal prison now that he’s admitted to paying undercover investigators in hopes of having sex with a girl.
A St. Louis event planner has spent the last two years trying to convince the travel industry that their properties are being used by pimps.