GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN)—In Geneva, police hosted a child sex trafficking conference today for area law enforcement and for
Department of Human Resource personnel.

Without explaining why several speakers said the wiregrass is fertile ground for child sex trafficking
which pertains to soliciting a minor for the purpose of a commercial sex act.

The traffickers or pimps target vulnerable children and gain control of them through a variety of manipulative methods.

Geneva Police Chief, Pepper Mock, says these cases are often discovered after his officers respond to domestic violence, house parties, drugs, and other offenses.

With spring break getting underway and several beach routes going right through Geneva. Chief Mock says
his officers are paying extra attention to possible signs of sex trafficking whenever they make
routine traffic stops.