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Greenville County is a hotspot, with 15 cases reported, making Greenwood and other Lakelands counties susceptible to victims passing through, Wilson said.

"I think anti-immigrant sentiment is one of them, because a lot of people who are victims of labor trafficking are immigrants", she said.

The center chose Thursday for the opening to coincide with January 11, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. In 2016, the Polaris Project identified 8,042 cases of human trafficking, a 35 percent jump over 2015.

Included in the legislation is the Felony Human Trafficking Act of 2018 which would classify felony human trafficking as a violent act, ensuring that perpetrators get harsher and longer sentences.

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Clark said it's a big problem in cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. "But what we discovered over the last seven years is, it's a real and present danger in SC". She described South Florida as a trafficking "hotspot." "That's why we have to bring this awareness", said Mckown.

The 501-c group, Truckers Against Trafficking, says truck drivers are in a position to help law enforcement. "Truck drivers by and large are patriotic, fearless and always on the look-out for threats to public safety". The money allows the addition of an investigator and a victims' advocate - which to us seems like attacking the Thomas fire with a garden hose.

"We can not meet this challenge alone", he said, adding it begins with education and continues with discussion. Do they live and work in the same place? This commitment to collaboration is vital to begin winning this fight. The state lacks certified victim services programs and has no comprehensive statistics. In that same time frame, the bureau recovered 30 adult sex traficking victims and four child sex trafficking victims. But that's set to change this spring, when Jasmine Road opens in Greenville. "We at PennDOT are doing our part to help spot victims and get them assistance". Florida is ranked in the top three of the states with NY and California for trafficking victims.

Col. Bolduc added, "Troppers across Nebraska are proud to partner with the Attorney General's office and other in this important mission sex trafficking is not a comfortable topic for the public to discuss, but that's this campaign is so critical". "When I tried to backpedal I went through a very horrific experience", said Rush.

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"Our administration remains strongly committed to ensuring that victims of crime have the right to information, the right to be present, the right to provide input, the right to receive restitution, and - most importantly - the expectation of being treated with the dignity and the respect that they deserve", said Hogan.

1536) will name a human trafficking prevention coordinator at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says it's a crime that happens every day, in every county.

It's called "Demand An End", and it is aimed at targeting at people who purchase sex.

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