42% of sex trafficking victims recruited by family, according to LPD

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — According to the Lincoln Police Department, human trafficking rarely starts with kidnapping by a stranger.

42% of sex trafficking victims were recruited by a family member, and 39% were recruited by an intimate partner or someone proposing marriage.

Human traffickers will often prey on vulnerabilities, such as a need for love and acceptance, physical insecurity and even financial insecurity.

Traffickers will groom their victims to gain control and manipulate them.

If you or someone you know is a victim of trafficking, or you suspect someone might be, call the Nebraska Human Trafficking Hotline at 833-757-5665.

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