Report follows federal response to human trafficking in Nevada



The Human Trafficking Institute released its 2020 State Reports on Monday, which provide an overview of federal human trafficking prosecutions in 2020 in all 50 states.

The report does not capture data from lawsuits, state civil lawsuits or unreported human trafficking cases.

The group notes that its findings are not an estimate of the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States, but rather serve as an objective summary of what the federal system has done to combat trafficking.

According to state of nevada report, four new cases of sex trafficking were filed in federal courts in 2020, however, none of the defendants in these cases were convicted last year.

As none of the defendants have been convicted at the federal level, none have been ordered to pay restitution to their victims, according to the report. Since 2000, it was not until 2017 and 2018 that federal courts ordered convicted Nevada trafficking defendants to pay restitution.

Nevada currently has 11 active cases of accused accused of sex trafficking.

In 2019 in Nevada a new sex trafficking case was filed and one case resulted in a conviction.

In 2018, no new trafficking cases were filed in Nevada and four previous cases resulted in convictions, according to the institute’s report.

There have been 33 convictions for sex trafficking in Nevada since 2010.

Since the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPS) was enacted in 2000, making human trafficking a federal crime, Nevada has not filed a single labor trafficking case. forced, according to the report.

The institute compiled the report using public court documents in federal human trafficking cases, as well as a detailed review of government reports and press releases. The institute also collaborated with U.S. prosecutors’ offices across the country and the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the United States Department of Justice to identify all federal human trafficking cases.



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