The “Safe at Home” program, run by the Missouri Secretary of State, offers victims a mailing address they can use in public records.
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?
Top law enforcement officers across the country are pushing Congress for greater authority to go after a booming online industry that hosts ads for child sex traffickers. But they are encountering opposition from an unexpected source — conservative state lawmakers who fear a government clamp down on Internet businesses.
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?
This Thursday about 75 dancers, waitresses, bartenders and club owners will undergo training on how to spot victims and sex traffickers.
Experts suspect that across the St. Louis region, countless children are being held against their will — forced into the sex trade.
Founder Pat Bradley says they are hoping to rescue nearly two dozen girls in Ethiopia’s Red Light district.