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Crime Stoppers create new enhanced reward program targeted on stopping intercourse trafficking

An estimated 900 people are sexually trafficked in Nebraska each month. A newly improved reward program could help these survivors start a new life. You might not see or hear it, you might think it could never happen in Omaha, but sex trafficking is real. “It can happen in any community and the victims can be of any age, race or nationality,” said Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. “Today we are taking another step to prevent this terrible threat.” Crime Stoppers worked with the Omaha Police Department and the Women’s Fund of Omaha to create a newly improved rewards program. A $ 10,000 reward for information leading to a sex trafficking arrest. “Our goal is to save the needy, and we do so through investigative and proactive channels. We want to increase crime fighters’ rewards to complement this mix,” said Todd Schmaderer, Omaha Police Chief. Omaha Crime Stoppers President Erick Bildt said they raised $ 100,000. “This is a significant amount of money and we hope it will motivate people to share their information about sex trafficking in the subway region,” said Bildt. As with any tip from Crime Stoppers, your identity is anonymous. Even if you are a suspect looking for a way out or a victim looking for a safe escape and a fresh start. “Supporting survivors in our communities is vital and our communities are safer when individuals feel supported to report crimes,” Christon MacTaggart of the Omaha Women’s Fund said. “Ten thousand dollars is a good economic incentive for survivors who chose this option.”

An estimated 900 people are sexually trafficked in Nebraska each month. A newly improved reward program could help these survivors start a new life.

You might not see or hear it, you might think it could never happen in Omaha, but sex trafficking is real.

“It can happen in any community and the victims can be of any age, race or nationality,” said Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. “Today we are taking another step to prevent this terrible threat.”

Crime Stopper worked with the Omaha Police Department and the Women’s Fund of Omaha to create a newly improved rewards program. A $ 10,000 reward for information leading to a sex trafficking arrest.

“Our goal is to save the needy, and we do so through investigative and proactive channels. We want to increase crime fighters’ rewards to complement this mix,” said Todd Schmaderer, Omaha Police Chief.

Omaha Crime Stoppers President Erick Bildt said they raised $ 100,000.

“This is a significant amount of money and we hope it will motivate people to share their information about sex trafficking in the metropolitan area,” said Bildt.

As with any tip from Crime Stoppers, your identity is anonymous. Even if you are a suspect looking for a way out or a victim looking for a safe escape and a fresh start.

“Supporting survivors in our communities is vital and our communities are safer when individuals feel supported to report crimes,” said Christon MacTaggart of the Omaha Women’s Fund. “Ten thousand dollars is a good economic incentive for survivors who chose this option.”

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