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Advocacy Groups and Nevada Authorities Educate the Public on Human Trafficking

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 12, 2023 7:08 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Nevada can provide an example for other states in fighting human trafficking with the assistance of the local population.

Local officials convened in Carson City on National Human Trafficking Prevention Day to discuss ways that individuals might become engaged.

Leaders hope to see improvements in 2023 since the state has had the second-highest rate of human trafficking in the nation since 2020.

In addition to local agencies, law enforcement partners want Nevada to be regarded as the state that combats these crimes rather than the only one in the nation where prostitution is still permitted.

Millions of people lose their freedom as a result of human trafficking. Bekah Charleston, a victim herself, claimed during a video chat that she never got to go to prom or anticipate typical activities for teens her age at the time.

Since brothels are permitted in Nevada, according to Brenda Sandquist, founder and executive director of Xquisite, it is more difficult to monitor cases of human trafficking. She continues by saying that Xquisite is putting a lot of effort into changing this perception and that it hopes to see the silver state take the lead in the fight against human trafficking.

Children who were once in foster care or unstable households are reportedly the most prevalent victims; these kids are sometimes duped by their captors into thinking they would never be able to escape. There is a widespread “misconception,” according to organizations like Xquisite, that victims may flee their abusers.

Bekah recalled being terrified of her abuser, and she related that throughout her imprisonment, she had been threatened and physically assaulted on several occasions.

One of the speakers, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford, spoke about how the state would not allow offenders living there and how he looks forward to giving survivors greater services.

“We have to start by recognizing these people as victims, and not perpetrator. We need to provide services to victims so we can change this narrative.”

He added that those who engage in sex slavery should face legal consequences.

“They need to be hold accountable for those things. Our state will not stand for this.”

Ford and other witnesses present stated that they think Nevada’s thriving tourist sector and convenient access to major roads are to blame for the state’s high prevalence of sex trafficking.

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  1. He and my grandson were apparently Internationally Human and Sex Trafficked too without my knowledge for their faith too.

    My son is predominately GERMAN like his mama.

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    Reno Police Department
    and is pending approval Reno Police Department
    455 E. 2nd Street
    Reno, NV 89502
    General Information
    Incident Type Suspicious Circumstances
    Tracking Number T23016418
    Report Date 12/28/2023 10:08 AM
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    Reporting Person Information
    Name Aka Tina Thomas, Kathleen Maxwell Barrie
    Home Address Homeless, Reno, NV 89521,
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    Incident Information

    Incident Time (start) 12/28/2023 10:00 AM

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    Incident Description For the matter of public and legal record, the 49ers seems to be the ones with issues with some nut of a Cop running around the San Francisco Bay front August 2019 after a stand off where he was talked down and the other sniper was shot. For some reason my son keeps saying don’t shoot dint shoot too. I was pistol whipped and dry fired to the head after Larry in the DAs office was near fatally shot. I got the August 2019 State of NV Real ID from the old DMV office too. I met Washoe County Sherriff Duncan after that at the Reno Airport DAs office.

    I bet not everyone is honored and deserves to receive a Scholastic Achievement Award from former President Clinton for outstanding achievement like my son that earned it at Whitworth Elementary School in Dallas Oregon in the 90’s. Then again not everyone gets cleared to take the Presidential Tour of the White House either like we did. Those were some images of him with FBI agents outside the WWII Holocaust Museum near the White House too
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