Human trafficking problem along the Gulf Coast
(WEAR) – Human trafficking expert Marina Anderson told Channel Three News the majority of human trafficking in Northwest Florida is sex trafficking, with most of the victims being transported right along I-10.
Anderson knows this reality all too well. She was a Florida Child Protective Investigator for thirteen years before joining the Office of Child Welfare in 2015.
Anderson said sex trafficking peaks during big events like concerts, political rallies and sporting events.
“You can see that they’re constantly on the move and they’re bringing in victims for supply and demand for those venues,” said Anderson.
Anderson insists trafficking along the Gulf Coast is domestic not international.