LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's attorney general is urging people to pay attention to more than horses and parties during the springtime celebrations leading up to the Kentucky Derby.
Warning of the unsavory side of Derby season, authorities are asking for the public's help in cracking down on sex traffickers trying to cash in on the crowds expected for the world's most famous horse race.
"This is our Derby, which is supposed to be a celebration," Attorney General Andy Beshear said Thursday. "And we should not allow criminals to mar it, especially through a crime that so victimizes our children and other vulnerable individuals. So be our eyes and ears."
More than 160,000 fans are expected to pack into Churchill Downs for the May 6 race, capping two weeks of festivities across Louisville that kick off Saturday night with a huge fireworks show.