- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A state official who is coordinating Nebraska’s response to human trafficking is retiring later this month.

The Nebraska attorney general’s office announced Thursday that Stephen Patrick O’Meara will step down from his job on Nov. 30. O’Meara, a former federal prosecutor, was hired by the state in July 2015.

O’Meara planned and executed the state’s strategic plan to fight trafficking. He will be replaced by Glen Parks, who was hired by the state in August to assist with the effort. Parks graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2001, clerked for former Nebraska Supreme Court Justice John Gerrard and spent nine years fighting sex trafficking in India.

Attorney General Doug Peterson says O’Meara was extremely valuable in the push to clamp down on sex and labor trafficking.

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