Law enforcement targeting sex trafficking

Law enforcement targeting sex trafficking

Law enforcement targeting sex trafficking

Rick Todd, who's the CEO of the South Carolina Trucking Association, says they've joined the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force.

Of the 38,304 cases reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline since 2007 and assessed as "high" probability of actual trafficking, 4,548 came from Florida.

To mark National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Attorney General Andy Beshear joined leaders of Louisville's Free2Hope, Kristy Love Foundation and Women of the Well to support survivors of human trafficking. On Friday, she will participate in the second awareness day focusing on Ohio's youth, recognizing that statistics show the average age of a child being recruited into the sex trade is 13.

"These men - these predators - they are specifically targeting young girls on the internet, portraying themselves as people who are caring".

"We have to be responsible and understand the technology that we're giving kids access to", she says.

A screening of the film "Chosen" and a panel discussion on human trafficking is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Carrollton Middle School, 3211 Carla Court.

Gibson says he was able to help in a sting at a Columbia truck stop to find human trafficking victims. She is sold on websites such as backpage.com or Craigslist for sex - along the highways and interstates of Wisconsin, returning home on Sunday.

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Whether its labor or sexual trafficking, there are a few signs to keep an eye out for.

The state task force has described Interstate 95 as a "hot spot" for traffickers, connecting victims to Washington, New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

As bucolic, serene and kind as the Central Coast may seem to be, we are in the thick of human trafficking here. I was literally born into human trafficking.

A broad coalition of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, in both the U.S. Senate and House, said Thursday their proposed Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act would help solve the problem by providing much more information to law enforcement and victim advocates. "I think the recognition and awareness is there, and now it's just getting the resources, and unfortunately, that's money and time and talent". "We are just beginning to scratch the surface on how serious this problem is, and we're committed to doing everything we can to "put the brakes" on it".

"Online dating has become very prominent", Clark said. He agreed and she checked into a local center providing services to victims.

"They realize that 40 to 50 percent of child victims said they were in a hotel when they were trafficked". The immigrant may not know that a crime is being committed against them, making it hard to report.

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