Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and it's happening across the country. To help combat this atrocious crime, here are signs to look for that a person is a victim of human trafficking. For those in law enforcement, here are questions to ask a potential victim.
By John Meekins
The term “human trafficking” makes headlines every day, but those headlines often miss the point of a truly sordid story of women locked into lives for which there is no end—often because law enforcement and corrections officials do not recognize the true situation.
This week, the U.S. State Department released the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report. Findings from this report estimate that 27 million people worldwide are victims of slavery, which includes sex trafficking, indentured servitude, bonded labor or forced military service.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed the findings:
“This report gives a clear and honest assessment of where all of us stand,” said Clinton, according to an article in U.S.