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Law enforcement, Native communities focus on sex trafficking prevention training


A grassroots-based training in South Dakota is hoping a multi-organizational event will raise awareness about Native American communities' vulnerability to human trafficking and train local law enforcement in identifying the crime.

The Sex Trafficking Prevention and Red Sand Awareness event, held Sept. 1 and 2 in Pierre, aims to educate citizens and local law enforcement on sex trafficking incidents and prevention methods in South Dakota, particularly on reservations.

About 40 percent of reported sex trafficking victims in South Dakota were Native women, according to the South Dakota District U.S. Attorney's Office.


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