Contact Us

Crackdown on Sex Trafficking in South Dakota [VIDEO]

If you think sex trafficking isn’t happening in Sioux Falls, U.S. Attorney for South Dakota Brendan Johnson  has some disturbing figures. 

“I think right now in Sioux Falls we’re talking about 50 to 60 victims just in the city.  This is a big problem for our community.  It’s not something people associate with Sioux Falls – the fact of the matter it’s here and we need to address it.”

Johnson says the public is responding to the problem.

“Just in the last few weeks in speaking to local new enforcement, a lot of people are contacting them about concerns they have, if they see something that seems out of place. That’s exactly what we need. We need people who work in the hotel industry to let law enforcement know if they see something that seems out of place. We need people in the airports and at Sturgis to contact local law enforcement.”

One indication of human trafficking is an older man with a much younger woman.  Research indicates that the average age of someone forced into prostitution is between 12 and 19 years of age.

In an effort to combat the growing problem, Johnson announced that a task force of local, state and federal officials will combat human trafficking in Sioux Falls and throughout South Dakota.

More Local News

More State, US & World News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ksoo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on KSOO-AM 1140 - Live, Local and Breaking News from Sioux Falls, South Dakota quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!