Governor Sam Brownback declared January as is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
A Colorado man convicted of running a prostitution ring involving children and young adults has been sentenced to 472 years in prison.
The 35-year-old Wichita man was sentenced to 187 months.
In Kansas and Missouri, the operation led to the recovery of 3 minors ranging in age of 16 to 17 years old and the arrest of 10 traffickers.
Swanson receives over 600 cyber tips per year from Washington DC about Kansas children being exploited through electronic solicitation.
Wichita police said a 31-year-old man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for alleged human trafficking charges.
Police say reports of human trafficking are on the rise.
The Garden City Police Department received information August 4 of possible prostitution in Garden City.
WSU center for combating human trafficking says foreign nationals smuggled into the country can easily be exploited.
Sex trafficking has become a growing epidemic across the state including, right here in Sedgwick County.
If it passes and is signed by Governor Brownback, it would toughen some of the existing human trafficking laws
The bill approved on Thursday creates new crimes related to trafficking and toughens some existing laws.
A 26-year-old Wichita man was sentenced Thursday to 293 months for human trafficking.
A Wichita church is partnering with a non-profit group to help fight human trafficking.
Twenty-one-year-old LaDeisha Brown of Wichita was sentenced Monday to four years and three months in prison.