Each year 800 people in Ohio put in prostitution many others work in slave labor including sweatshops, restaurants, and construction jobs.
Ohio has weak laws on human trafficking contributes to problem. Growing demand for cheap labor and near to Canada led the state down this path according to a new report by Trafficking in Persons Study Commission.
“Ohio is not only a destination place for foreign-born trafficking victims, but it’s also a recruitment place,” said Celia Williamson, an associate professor at the University of Toledo who led the research.
The commission created by Ohio Attorney General Richard Condray, that hundreds are in danger
Nationwide, between 45,000-50,000 people are trafficked in the United States ever year by another report by the state department . Prof. Williamson says the actual number are higher because the data are hard to quantify.
Cordray said the report establishes the scope of the problem in Ohio as authorities discuss ways to combat it.
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