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Sex Crimes

‘Anything goes’ atmosphere of Las Vegas contributes to sex buyers’ attitudes, activist says

The U.S. Department of State estimates that 80 percent of the 600,000 to 800,000 people trafficked across international borders every year are trafficked for sex. Of those, approximately 80 percent are females and up to 50 percent are children. The questions for many sex trafficking and prostitution researchers are who are the buyers and why do they do it? After all, these are the drivers of this billion-dollar industry.

Man accused of sexually assaulting woman at Wynn valet

A convicted sex offender has been indicted on kidnapping and sexual assault charges in connection with an incident at the Wynn valet, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Las Vegas police arrest man in connection with May lewdness case

Police have arrested a man in connection with a May lewdness case. Alejandro Soria-Bautista was arrested after he voluntarily met with detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s sexual assault section on Friday, Metro spokesman Jesse Roybal said.

Las Vegas police say young victims of sex trafficking could be ‘anyone’s child’

In a city that never sleeps such as Las Vegas, child sex trafficking has an environment in which to thrive. While some believe it is a crime that happens only to at-risk children from Third-World countries, Metropolitan Police say in reality it can happen to anyone’s child.

Las Vegas pimps look for women of all ages for sex trafficking, prostitution

Sex trafficking in Nevada is defined as the inducing or forcing of a person to engage in prostitution. However, when it comes to adult sex trafficking, experts say victims are harder to spot because of their age and what seems to be consensual understanding.