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New center opens for victims of human trafficking

12 January 2018

"There's a positive that can be made out of it and if I can save my daughters, or multiple people's daughters, then that's definitely something I want to do", she said. "Educators, parents, hotels and motels", said Evans.

She even kept quiet about the abortion she got after she was impregnated by the young man who raped her.

"This is not a new issue, it's been going on for a long time. Our most at risk population is youth that self-identify as LGBTQ".

The state had 258 reported cases of human trafficking previous year, Stein said.

The Human Trafficking Initiative reports about 11 percent of people sold for sex in Nebraska are under the age of 21. Officials also wore blue to stand in solidarity with the crime's victims on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. These victims do not often disclose their trafficking situation in a clinical setting.

"Are they pulling away?"

Has the person had a sudden or dramatic change in behavior?

She poses questions that any adult that interacts with a child or teenager should ask themselves. "Here in our community since 2010 nearly 500 people have been rescued out of human trafficking and it is safe to say that on any given day 40 to 50 and any given week, hundreds of people are being trafficked throughout Fresno", said Ashley Swearengin.

"Here at family planning we are a safe haven", said Clark.

"They're really set up with the power to control the child at that point", she says. In an article by Awaken (an anti-trafficking organization based in Reno), "Mapping Commercial Sexual Exploitation around Reno", Lake Tahoe is a hot spot for sex trafficking. "We're very close, I think, to developing a statewide network in an organized fashion to serve victims wherever they might be found within the state", said Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia Andrew Cogar.

"Get with your carrier and figure out how to protect your kids", she says.

"My Body is not a Commodity: The Impact of Human Trafficking" is happening on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Municipal Building in North Augusta.

On Thursday, Attorney General, Alan Wilson, held a press conference with Truckers Against Trafficking and the South Carolina Trucking Association to discuss the issue of human trafficking within the industry. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Fedor says the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force has engaged nearly every aspect of government on the issue to ensure victims and survivors receive support and that offenders are brought to justice. These identified cases comprise the largest available data set on human trafficking in the USA, but is estimated to be significantly underestimated, as many are not aware of the national hotline number (Hotline Number: 1-888-373-7888).

New center opens for victims of human trafficking