Kentucky Derby Attendees Encouraged to Watch for Signs of Human Trafficking

As the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby commences, Attorney General Andy Beshear, law enforcement, and advocates are asking Derby-goers to be on alert and report any signs of human trafficking. Trafficker use large sporting events to attempt to profit from the illegal sale of adults and children in sex trafficking. Common signs of human trafficking victims include traveling together and have identical tattoos or branding; unable to identify where they are; lack of official identification and personal possessions; avoids eye contact and uses limited, scripted or rehearsed responses; and appears malnourished and has physical injuries. If a human trafficking victim is in immediate danger, call 911. To report child trafficking, call 877-KYSAFE1, and other victims of trafficking call the national hotline at 888-373-7888.

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