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ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Sex trafficking is part of Albuquerque’s crime problem that we often don’t hear about much. Local victim advocates are urging prosecution to take action against traffickers and the state to allocate more resources to victims.
Christine Barber is with Street Safe New Mexico, a nonprofit that helps homeless women and people affected by sex trafficking. “It was tough,” said Barber. “We went and made contact with the women on the street who came from out of town. It was really tough.” She thinks back to the last few weeks when the state fair was in town. It brings hundreds of visitors and, according to Barber, at least 200 sex trafficking victims as well.