By Briana Erickson, Las Vegas Review-Journal
About a decade ago, a Swedish woman traveling to Las Vegas met a man and fell in love. But he turned out to be a pimp, and he held her hostage for two years.
“That really opened my eyes,” said Lena Walther, a Swedish consul to Nevada who attended a National Human Trafficking Awareness Day event Thursday.
Walther, who runs an organization that helps human trafficking victims, said she managed to get the woman and her baby out of their situation. But there are millions of others like her.