Is sex trafficking really a problem in this area?

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Yes. Emphatically, yes. In 2011, Sgt. Curtis Newell estimated that hundreds of girls and women from Lane County--"too many to count"--are trafficked annually. Mick Fennerty, a local FBI agent, tells us that he has one new case of underage trafficking each week. A parole officer in Lane County says that half of her clients have been trafficked here in the Eugene-Springfield area. See  our Facebook page for news stories.