Advocates say more training & resources needed
6:08 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Conn. DCF: 250 reports of child sex trafficking in state since 2008

Jim Ehrman of Love 146 (left) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal in New Haven on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Advocates and law enforcement officials say child sex trafficking is a real problem in Connecticut, and more resources and awareness are needed to fight the problem. That was the topic of a roundtable discussion in New Haven Monday.

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families reports that the department has received 250 referrals of potential child sex trafficking cases over the last six years. Tammy Sneed of the DCF says most of them are girls from Connecticut between the ages of 11 and 18.

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