Though the scourge of child sex trafficking may seem like an intractable problem, a program designed by a state trooper in Texas has shown real results: hundreds of children rescued, and hundreds of pimps and kidnappers arrested, by patrol officers on mostly routine traffic stops, both in Texas and other states where it has been taught.

Now Congress wants to spread that program nationwide. A bipartisan group of senators and Congress members introduced a bill Tuesday to fund the Interdiction for the Protection of Children program as a pilot project, training federal, state, local and tribal officers in how to spot possible trafficking victims and collecting data that will measure the program’s effectiveness.

To read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2019/01/30/congress-introduces-bill-train-police-identify-child-sex-traffickers/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.95d886178b58&fbclid=IwAR2nhufIr_Ptq-fJe9OdItH48ylnxhwLhXrsolq2FeuI6cokOuy7qYuGedE

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