“Then the gentlemen who had brought them there, who they thought they knew and thought were acquaintances of theirs, brought multiple men in, blindfolded them, forced them to have sex.They couldn't even tell me who they'd had sex with (or) how many times, they just knew it was over the course of several days that they were not permitted to have food.
A recent report described the services landscape for trafficking victims as “bleak.” But there are special challenges in more rural areas, including front line agencies with limited resources and training.
The state’s year-old Human Trafficking Task Force is hoping to improve this with statewide training and response teams, and hiring regional coordinators; two of the three will be based in Grand Island and North Platte.
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Like the gifts room, which is stacked full of basic needs.
Things like soap and toothpaste, and new sweatpants and t-shirts.“Most of our trafficking victims feel dirty, and that's more symbolic than realistic,” Manzer explained, holding up a large plastic bag of items.
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It’s a classified ads site with sections for Omaha and Lincoln, but also Grand Island, North Platte and Scottsbluff.