Local, state, federal authorities reflect on human trafficking cases in 2017

Elias Hubbard
January 18, 2018

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center can be reached at 1-888-373-7888. Both forms of human trafficking recruit from marginalized groups: labor trafficking from immigrant populations and sex trafficking from women and children.

Attorney General Fox said "Individuals who engage in child sex trafficking are typically very adept at using technology to recruit and exploit their victims".

OH ranks fourth in the nation for human trafficking.

The event was held in light of January being human sex trafficking awareness month. Some of the most used routes for human trafficking are I-10, I-20, I-65 and I-85. Its a time to raise awareness about the problem and invite you to become part of the solution. "In a public service announcement entitled "Unmasked" released this month by my office, we make it known that those people who buy the services of sex traffickers will also be caught and prosecuted". "Clearly this is a priority for Attorney General Marshall and we are honored to join with him in support of this mission". More information about Demand An End can be found at www.streetgrace.org/demand-an-end/. "I call it a fun and funky way to bring awareness to human trafficking in our area", says advocate Shelby Mitchell.

A campaign against human trafficking aims to enlist the help of thousands of truck drivers.

Fox says other reasons for the increase in human trafficking cases include an increased number of tips coming in from the public and more law enforcement training on the issue.

The hope is that victims will see the stickers and text or call for help.

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