County Executive Asks For Funding To Fight Sex-Trafficking

4 years 7 months 4 hours ago Wednesday, May 14 2014 May 14, 2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:18:48 AM CDT May 14, 2014 in News
Source: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

CLAYTON (AP) - St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is asking for $250,000 to fight sex trafficking in the county.

Dooley has asked the County Council to approve the funding, which would be a supplemental appropriation from the general operation fund.

In a letter delivered to the council on Tuesday, Dooley says the money will help pay for a computer forensics lab, and help pay for the hiring of two forensic examiners.

Dooley also plans to ask for $530,000 in the 2015 budget.

Dooley says county police are understaffed to battle sex trafficking. He says victims typically range from 12 to 15.

 

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