Every month nearly 1,000 girls are SOLD for sex, often multiple times, in Nebraska.
When we think about sex trafficking, we often think about it as happening in other countries. People are shocked when they find out it happens right in front of us, here in Nebraska. It happens in our schools, along the interstate, in our communities, our neighborhoods.
Girls often enter the sex market through the coercion of a facilitator or pimp actively recruiting them. They manipulate and threaten them and “break them in” to the industry. The average age of a child entering the commercial sex market is 13.