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Child welfare workers being trained on sex trafficking signs

Child welfare workers being trained on sex trafficking signs

The Associated Press
July 13, 2018 03:42 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico child welfare workers are being trained on how to spot signs of child prostitution after the arrest of two Albuquerque parents suspected of prostituting their 7-year-old daughter.
    
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports a subsequent review of the case found 25 prior referrals about the girl and her family dating back to 2004.
    
New Mexico Children Youth and Families Secretary Monique Jacobson said this week that the review prompted recommendations for employee discipline and policy changes.
    
She says the training is part of the changes. It will teach protective services workers and juvenile justice workers what signs to look out for and dispel myths on sex trafficking.
    
She says it's not uncommon for children that her office works with to be involved in child prostitution cases.

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