Sunday, May 19 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:16:45 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:55 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:55:24 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:51:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas lives up to its Sin City reputation every day with the glitz, glamour, gambling and sex.
It should come as no surprise that Las Vegas is one of the worst cities when it comes to human sex trafficking that authorities are trying to stop.
Millions of visitors pack the Strip every year and criminals target local children, according to authorities. Some girls are 13 years old and offered up as prostitutes for visitors as well as locals looking for a good time.
Stacey Cramer heads up the Salvations Army's Seeds of Hope Program and said the nightmare that is sex trafficking usually starts off with the promise of love for the victim.
"There are songs, movies and books that are written on how to victimize these children," Cramer said. "In terms of sex trafficking, it can be anyone, as there are a large majority of children that are being victimized right now."
Organizations like the Salvation Army are trying to save children who were promised something money can't buy.
Cramer said her staff of only two case managers helps as many victims as their resources allow.
Deputy Chief Attorney General Michon Martin said it is going to stand with the community to fight the battle against human sex trafficking.
"The way we win is collaboration and working together on the issue and not giving up until the fights are done," Martin said. "Our victims are survivors and they don't hear that at home, or they are in their teen years and something's missing believing these perpetrators are their boyfriends."
Authorities said they will go after those preying on children with prevention, prosecution and protection.
The Salvation Army helps around 75 victims per year with their program.
A vast majority of them are local children with more than 200 children arrested for activities related to human trafficking every year.