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Ohio lawmakers are proposing a new bill to crack down on human trafficking by going after the people who fund the practice – those who recruit and force people into prostitution and those who pay for it. Ohio has passed bills to stop human trafficking but Republican Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) says it is still a big… Read More
A three-day, multi-agency, undercover human trafficking sting in Central Ohio has resulted in 104 people being arrested. This sting is just the latest in statewide efforts to combat human trafficking. Attorney General Dave Yost says 30 police agencies worked together in this sting….an operation called “Fourth and Goal.” 53 of 104 arrests were for felonies,… Read More
Hundreds of people gathered in Columbus for the 10th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day to discuss the most pressing issues related to the issue and share what has been working in their communities. Advocates, law enforcement, attorneys and human trafficking survivors filled the Ohio Statehouse atrium for the conference hosted by Sen. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo)… Read More
Author Sandy Storm will present her program on the dangers of the commercial sex industry, pornography, and the need for care for the survivors of child sex trafficking.
Did You Know? Ohio has the 4th highest rate of human trafficking among the States. Up to 88% of victims have contact with a medical provider or social agency during the time they are being trafficked. Human trafficking in Southeast Ohio has increased alongside the opioid crisis in our region – this is not just an urban problem. Get… Read More
Note: Some readers may find this subject matter disturbing. When Beth Jacobs was 16 years old, she needed a ride home. She had missed her bus after work again after promising her father she was responsible enough not to make it a habit. She asked a man she thought was a friend to give her… Read More