East Idaho Newsmakers: Child sex trafficking and exploitation in eastern Idaho

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In this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with the Matt Smith, the executive director of Operation Shield.

Operation Shield is a local non-profit organization dedicated to preventing, rescuing and treating victims of child sex trafficking. The group works with law enforcement, counselors and others throughout the region to address this growing issue.

In their conversation, Eaton and Smith talk about what’s being done to stop the problem, what parents need to know and how common sex trafficking and child exploitation is in east Idaho.

Watch the video above for the entire interview.

EAST IDAHO NEWSMAKERS ARCHIVE

RETIRING EIRMC CEO DOUG CRABTREE

ISU PRESIDENT ARTHUR VAILAS

“POLITICAL COWBOY” CHAD PRATHER

IDAHO FALLS MAYORAL CANDIDATES REBECCA CASPER AND BARBARA EHARDT

15-YEAR-OLD VOCAL SENSATION LEXI WALKER

DR. MONA XU AND WHAT GOES ON IN OUR BRAINS WHEN WE’RE IN LOVE

GENTRI – THE GENTLEMEN TRIO

REGIONAL GIRL SCOUTS CEO PAT PYKE

REXBURG NATIVE GARRETT SMITH – ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP BULL RIDERS

ANNE ROSE HART – THE WOMAN WHO WANTS YOU TO BE TRULY AWESOME

LOCAL NEWS ICON TERRY MILLER

BONNEVILLE COUNTY DEMOCRATS CHAIR MIRANDA MARQUIT

9/11 FIRST RESPONDER, TETON COUNTY SHERIFF TONY LIFORD

NEW IDAHO FALLS POLICE CHIEF BRYCE JOHNSON

GAY MORMON BLOGGER, LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER JOSH SEARLE

CONGRESSMAN & GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE RAUL LABRADOR

PIZZA PIE CAFE FOUNDER MATT SMITH

ATTORNEY, GOP LEADER BRYAN SMITH

SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR MATT MORGAN

STEPHANIE MICKELSEN

‘NAKED & AFRAID’ STAR, POCATELLO NATIVE JEFF ZAUSCH

LT. GOV. BRAD LITTLE AND HIS RUN FOR GOVERNOR

DEORR KUNZ’S GRANDMOTHER TRINA BATES CLEGG

SUBMIT A CORRECTION

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