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Sex trafficking focus of regional conference

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Officials from around the region are on Guam, participating in the first Pacific Regional Conference hosted by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Speakers from the National District Attorneys Association and the Department of Justice joined U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco for the event.

Topics being discussed include human trafficking, child physical and sexual abuse, and cyberbullying, to name a new. Maricopa County's Sex Crime Bureau Chief out of Arizona Rachel Mitchell says the event allows for law enforcement and prosecutors to combine their expertise to combat these crimes.

She said, "Prosecutors who come into his field typically don't have the type of training that is necessary to be successful in this type of case. These victims is a special population they are vulnerable they're issues that affect them that don't affect the typical victim of a burglary or a car theft."

More than 300 people are attending the event including representatives from the military. The conference runs through Friday.

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