Friday, March 23, 2018

Fighting Human Trafficking In the Central Valley

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, enslaving an estimated 40 million people worldwide. Nationally, nearly 4,500 human trafficking cases were reported in 2017. The use of coercion and fraud to force a person into sex slavery or indentured labor service has also become a major problem in California’s Central Valley. This week the Central Valley Against Human Trafficking project brought together trafficking survivors, social service providers, law enforcement and business people seeking to end a scourge that impacts every community in the state and the nation. Vic Bedoian was there and filed this report.