Study Aims to Find ‘New Tools’ to Combat Underage Women in Vegas Sex Trafficking

Originally posted by Yahoo News Digest on February 19, 2017—
“A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online. Of 190 identified sex-trafficking victims in 2014, Arizona State University researchers found two-thirds were under 18 years old, one in five was brought to southern Nevada from somewhere else and more than half were never reported as missing. The average underage victim in the study was 16. The youngest was 12. The average trafficker was 29 years old, and 80 percent of them had criminal histories.”

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