Friday, September 20, 2013

Human trafficking notices debut in Augusta, across Georgia

The issue of human trafficking is getting increased exposure in Augusta and across the state with a new law that went into effect this week.

Bars, airports and hospitals are posting notices in an effort to reduce the number of people in Georgia who are forced into commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude.

State Attorney General Sam Olens estimates that more than 28,000 men knowingly or unknowingly have sex with prostituted girls each year in Georgia and that every month, 200 to 500 girls, mostly ages 12 to 14, are commercially exploited statewide.  (more...)

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