Contact: Matt Laible, 612-673-2786

City reports on its stepped-up efforts to combat sex trafficking of juveniles

WHAT: Minneapolis Police and the City Attorney’s office will report on the City’s efforts, in partnership with other local agencies, to stop child prostitution and the sex trafficking of juveniles.

WHEN:           1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16     

WHERE:         City Council Chamber, room 317 of City Hall

MORE:          Minneapolis has been working with law enforcement partners, the local business and advocacy communities, and other partners to bring an end to sex trafficking of juveniles. The City Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee will hear an update on this work at its Jan. 16 meeting.

Minneapolis police will share details of previous investigations and successful convictions, outline how the department is working now to combat sex trafficking of juveniles, and talk about what the department’s next steps.

This update comes a week after the City and its partners held a successful training which engaged hotel and motel owners and their employees so they know how to join in the effort to recognize, report, and stop sex trafficking. The training was attended by nearly 100 people, representing about 25 hotel and motel properties.



Published Jan 15, 2013