Chief Deputy District Attorney Kevin Barton and Beaverton Detective Chad Opitz were invited to speak at the annual JUST conference in New Orleans on October 25, 2017. Their presentation focused investigation and prosecution of juvenile sex trafficking, including an in-depth study of a recent series of sex trafficking cases involving strip clubs in the Portland metropolitan area. Sponsored by Shared Hope, International, the JUST conference is the nation's leading conference on juvenile sex trafficking. Shared Hope is a non-profit that operates globally with the goal of preventing sex trafficking and bringing justice to those who have been victimized by it. The Washington County District Attorney's Office is dedicated to working with state and federal law enforcement to investigate and prosecute sex traffickers.

October 25, 2017