Hiding In Plain Sight: The Illicit Massage Industry In Arizona
Human trafficking is an ever-growing problem that victimizes people across Arizona, across the country, and across borders. A national faculty will lead this one-day multi-disciplinary conference to address key issues and trending topics regarding both sex and labor trafficking. Prosecutors, paralegals, victim advocates, law enforcement, and anyone else dealing with this vulnerable population are encouraged to attend this free conference.
Samantha Caplinger is an Assistant Attorney General with the Fraud and Special Prosecutions Section, where she handles cases involving sex trafficking, human trafficking, child exploitation, and internet crimes against children. Prior to this, Samantha worked as a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. There, she was assigned to the Sex Crimes Bureau where she handled cases involving sexually motivated crime, including the human trafficking of minors. Prior to working in the Sex Crimes Bureau, Samantha was assigned to the Community Based Prosecution Division where she handled a variety of cases involving crimes occurring in the southwest area of Maricopa County. She graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2012.
Blaine Gadow currently serves as Section Chief Counsel for the Fraud and Special Prosecution Section of the Criminal Division of the Attorney General's Office. Previously, Blaine worked as an assistant attorney general, focusing on sex trafficking and sexual exploitation cases for the Attorney General's Office. Prior to his arrival at AGO, he was a deputy Maricopa County Attorney. At that office, he served as the Bureau Chief of the Family Violence Bureau and as an attorney in several other parts of the office, including sex crimes, gangs, and trial division.