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Posted: Jun 12, 2014 5:24 PM CDT Updated: Oct 24, 2014 11:00 PM CDT

By:  Melina Matthes
OMAHA (kptm) – Sex trafficking has been reported all over the world, in all 50 states and even in Nebraska.
With hundreds of thousands of people attending the College World Series, the FBI said it’s a big opportunity for crime, especially pimps trying to sell young girls as prostitutes.
A local group is now fighting the problem by hitting the streets and talking with fans.
Sex trafficking; investigators said during the College World Series women and girls are specifically brought to the area.
That’s because major sporting events like the College World Series create a demand for prostitutes.
“It’s never going to stop until people are going to step forward, take an active stand against it.”
Rachel Davis is taking a stand. She’s raising awareness of human trafficking in Nebraska and she wants baseball fans to be on the lookout.
“During large events there’s a lot more opportunity for trafficking to occur and so the World Series being one of those really large events in our state, we definitely decided we wanted to get involved and do something specifically to raise awareness.”
As a former victim, she started the “take a walk” campaign.
A chance to encourage the public to take action against an increasing problem that she says many try to ignore.
“If you need a face or a name to remember that this is something that is real, that is happening here in this state, look at me. Look at me and just remember that it’s not going away just because I got out of the life. It’s not going away just because you don’t hear about it every day. It’s there, it’s here, it’s real and it’s very much underground.”
She’s asking fans attending the College World Series to keep their eyes open and reach out to law enforcement officials if they see anything.
“If you hear somebody “looking for a good time” and those kinds of things are buzz words…

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It was cold and bitter when I departed Omaha yesterday on a Frontier flight that connected to Denver and then on to beautiful San Diego. It was around 50 degrees when I landed. It was perfect. Today will get up to 78 degrees! I am looking forward in enjoying the sun and the warmth!

Lois and I attended the Release Ministries Annual Banquet this evening. Did you know that God began that wonderful ministry through two Harvey Oaks Baptist Church members? Back in 1994, God called Bill Ellett and Al Doney begin ministering to the youth at the Douglas County Youth Center!

God has used Release Ministries to transform the lives of hundreds of teenagers since then!

Let us pray that God will continue to reach incarcerated youth through the Release Ministries!

Pastor Bryan

Terry Caffey is the co-author of the book, Terror by NightThe back cover of the book summarizes Terry Caffey’s story…

Terror by Night is the emotionally gripping story of a daughter’s ultimate betrayal, a father’s unfathomable forgiveness, and a miraculous discovery that would destroy one man’s faith, spare two young lives, and restore peace to a small Texas town 

Terry will speak at Harvey Oaks Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska at 10:15 AM on Sunday, February 17, 2013

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