News: Sold for Sex: Trafficking in Nebraska

Air Date: 01/05/2017

Somewhere in Nebraska, right now, there’s sex for sale.

Experts believe a lot of the time this isn’t prostitution. It’s someone being trafficked through what’s legally defined as “force, fraud or coercion.” It’s an ugly industry whose victims are mostly women and often children.

Sold for Sex: Trafficking in Nebraska examines how trafficking happens in the state, the fight to stop it and what is being done to help victims. This 2017 program includes:

  • An overview of new research by Creighton University researchers on commercial sex trade and trafficking in Nebraska.
  • A look at trafficking in rural Nebraska.
  • The story of Rachel Pointer, an Omaha woman who was first sold for sex when she was six years old.
  • An interview with a convicted sex trafficker.
  • A look at how law enforcement fights trafficking.
  • Information on the efforts of the Nebraska Attorney General's Human Trafficking Task Force.