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US Attorney For Kansas To Sponsor Conference On Human Trafficking


Acting U.S. Attorney for Kansas Tom Beall, along with the Riley County Attorney's Office, the Kansas Attorney General's Office and the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, is sponsoring a conference on human trafficking on Tuesday.

More than 200 law enforcement officers and victim service providers are expected to attend the two-day conference in Manhattan, Kansas. Speakers will include Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett, Via Christi forensic nursing leader Tina Peck and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart. Craig Hill, a former Leawood deputy police chief who now works with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, will be the keynote speaker.

Beall calls human trafficking a "modern form of slavery" and says it’s "everyone’s problem."

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 43 cases of human trafficking were reported in Kansas in 2015.