sex trafficking

Crime and Courts
8:24 am
Thu July 25, 2013

9 Wichita Massage Parlors Focus Of Sex Trafficking Investigation

Federal prosecutors  have charged three people in a sex trafficking scheme operating at nine Asian massage parlors in Wichita; the charges allege they recruited women from outside Kansas and coerced them to engage in prostitution.

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6:19 am
Wed February 6, 2013

How Wichita Can Save Its Kids From Sex Trafficking

Jess and Rondell with the Wichita Children's Home Street Outreach Services drive down Broadway in downtown Wichita.
Credit Briana O'Higgins

Wichita continues to be a city where minors are lured into sex-trafficking; runaway and homeless youth are picked up then taken across state lines, often into Texas or Missouri.

This happens, in part, because Wichita and Sedgwick county are situated at the crossroads of America. There is easy access to major highways that can quickly take people across state lines. This location makes south-central Kansas a prime spot for domestic minor sex-trafficking, known as DMST, which is the buying and selling of children and youth for sexual purposes.

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