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Report: Many child trafficking victims end up detained


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found that one in five victims of possible child trafficking in Kansas are placed in juvenile detention, a process that experts say hampers the effort to heal them.

The Wichita Eagle obtained data from the Kansas Department for Children and Families outlining a system that often can further traumatize victims. Experts say placing victims in detention, whatever the reason, can lead to future criminal behavior and add to the risk that they will be victims of trafficking again.

Child victims of trafficking are placed in detention for various...

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