Eugene Police and the Lane County District Attorney’s office have taken a strong stance against Promoting and Compelling Prostitution. EPD’s human trafficking detectives have worked with LCDA office toward several successful prosecutions this year.
These types of human trafficking offenders often subject their victims forced servitude and violence, and the victims are prevented from coming forward due to fear and intimidation.
The following individuals have recently been sentenced after arrest, investigation and adjudication of their cases:
If you see the following red flags of trafficking, please call Eugene Police:
A child or adult who:
Sex Trafficking predators use psychological techniques and exploit a person’s vulnerabilities. For instance, if a child is desperate to find someone who will love and take care of them. The human trafficker will groom the victim to get their trust. They will provide gifts and give the impression of love and relationship. A child with low self-confidence and self-esteem is especially vulnerable. At the point the trust is gained, they will be coerced into performing sexual acts for money to give the trafficker.