LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Residential care organization, The Samaritan Women, hosted human trafficking victim identification training Tuesday at a Southeast Christian Church in La Grange.

Dozens of medical professionals learned what to look for when it comes to sex trafficking and how to respond if they suspect someone is a victim.

Large sporting events often attract a sex tourism industry, including the city of Louisville.

"Whenever you have large crowds coming into an area, somehow they feel that it's an open field day to purchase a person and a person should never be a product," said Samaritan Woman member Beth Halley. "They should never be a commodity."

Recent high-profile cases involving singer R. Kelly and financier Jeffrey Epstein have brought the issue to the forefront with more organizations working to spread the importance of safety.

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