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Stopping Sex Trafficking In South Dakota


Stopping sex trafficking is a priority for U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson.  Johnson formed a sex trafficking task force last spring.  Law enforcement officials say Sioux Falls' location makes the city enticing to traffickers.  It's near the Twin Cities and close to the Sturgis motorcycle rally, hunting and North Dakota's oil fields.  Johnson said there are close to 100 victims in the Sioux Falls area alone.  He added that a collaborative effort among law enforcement can only help investigators who usually encounter resistance from women caught trying to sell sex.