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Under the headline “Visiting Soon North Platte,” one listing promises “unrushed top quality service.” Another from Scottsbluff is “visiting southwest Nebraska” and knows “what men want.”This spring, Marcuiece Johnson and Katie Brandt of Lincoln appeared in Hall County Court on charges of trafficking.
Investigators allege they recruited a woman in Arkansas, brought her to central Nebraska, advertised her on Backpage and sold her for sex at a motel near a Grand Island truck stop.“If there is any kind of a viable prostitution market there is almost certainly sex trafficking in that location,” O’Meara said, “and the reality is there is a viable prostitution market adjusted for population virtually everywhere.”Fighting sex trafficking and especially getting help for those being trafficked is a challenge throughout Nebraska.
“For most of our trafficking victims this is kind of where we're going to start,” Jamie Manzer said, while giving a tour of the SASA (Spouse Abuse Sexual Assault) Crisis Center where she works.
It’s a place that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence.
SASA helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
That includes women being trafficked: sold against their will for sex.
Any day here it’s easy to find listings in the “dating” or “escorts” categories, accompanied by pictures and video that leave little to the imagination.
What we're seeing is, it's for drugs, it's for alcohol, it's for access to shelter.”Manzer said they once helped women being trafficked in a town of just 500 people.
She added some of the trafficking is tied to nearby events, like the Adams County Fair, Kearney Bike Night and the State Fair in Grand Island.“For the State Fair, we did have three ladies brought on motorcycle from Daytona Beach, Florida, into the community, locked in hotels for multiple days,” she said.
“We will give them some version of this care pack and it's full of donated hygiene products, feminine products.”SASA is a first-point-of-contact, a place to get help 24/7 for people escaping trafficking. It’s in Hastings, serving more rural counties.“I think that people are really surprised to know that this happens in Hastings, this happens in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, Webster, Thayer, all our surrounding counties,” Manzer said.
Manzer said last year they worked with 14 sex trafficking victims. “What we're typically seeing are acquaintances, partners, prostituting out their intimate partner, most typically a male pimping out a female, though that's not always the case.