This edition of Trucker to Trucker is from a driver who is also a survivor of human trafficking! We hope you will read her harrowing account and how she is a proud Trucker Against Trafficking today! “When I was 16, I had a boyfriend who said he was 18. I later discovered he was either 25 or 27. In the beginning, I really thought he loved me. I just wanted
JEFFERSON — “It happens here, and it happens in plain sight,” Teresa Stafford, senior director of victim services and outreach at Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, said Thursday during the “Human Trafficking: Under the Radar in Our Community” training at Jefferson Area High School. The seminar for counselors, social workers, law enforcement personnel and medical professionals focused on awareness and recognizing the risk factors for, and signs of, human trafficking in
On a business trip last year from Chicago to Milwaukee, Sean Hayes, 50, took a call on his cell phone from his mother. A 18-year-old girl Hayes had lured into prostitution overheard the call and recognized the voice of her high school teacher, according to court records obtained by WITI. The girl confessed to her teacher that she’d been missing classes at James Groppi High School in Milwaukee to work
LOUSIANA (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) – New numbers recently released by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services showed an overall 50 percent increase in human trafficking in the state from 2016 to 2017. For victims under 18, there was a 77 percent reported jump. According to the report, there were 681 human trafficking victims in the state in 2017. Of those victims, over half (356) were under 18.