W. Va. — When it comes to recognizing victims of human trafficking or abusive relationships, local advocates said one of the main things to remember is they look like the average person. Assistant U.S. Attorney General Andy Cogar said trafficking victims in West Virginia are often portrayed as shadowy figures in movie-like situations. He said in West Virginia that isn’t usually the case. “They look like you and me,”

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CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) — Employees at local hotels and motels are learning how to spot the signs of human trafficking. The anti-human trafficking group, Chains Interrupted, is training those employees. So far, they’ve trained hospitality workers at 10 hotels and motels in Eastern Iowa. They say 70 percent of human trafficking incidents happen inside of hotels and motels. The training sessions last about 45 minutes. Workers watch slide shows learning

Everybody knows the Kentucky Derby is about making money. That’s why Kristy Love came here. Seventeen years old, hair and nails done, in a nice hotel, drinking. She’d never heard of the horse race before, but got hyped thinking about the thousands she could make in a day, the possibility of sleeping with a superstar. She’d made the ride to Louisville from her hometown of Cincinnati with her pimp, who

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