- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a former prosecutor and two educators were among a dozen people arrested or cited in Lincoln as part of a national effort against sex trafficking.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/2aODMfV ) that the arrests and citations occurred July 29 in conjunction with the National Johns Suppression Initiative. It ran from July 1 through Sunday. Officials say 32 underage girls lured into human trafficking were rescued and more than 1,300 charges have been filed.

Lincoln police say the three included a Lincoln schoolteacher, a man who taught classes at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an attorney who’d been a prosecutor. Online court records showed Thursday that none of the three has been formally charged. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name people who haven’t been charged.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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