New Report On Cincinnati Sex Trafficking Vital To Fight Against Modern-day Slavery
State lawmaker applauds work of advocates, says impact will be felt by many
January 13, 2014
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On Friday, the Cleveland-based Imagine Foundation released a report detailing Cincinnati-area commercial sex trafficking. The report provided information to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on the sex trade in the area-- information which could be used for future prosecution and policy recommendations. State Representative-- and leading legislative awareness advocate --Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) was encouraged by the release of the study, which was published a day after her 5th Annual Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

“This study brings us a vital tool to use in the fight to end human trafficking in Ohio,” said Rep. Fedor. “By providing an additional resource for law enforcement, victims and advocates, the important work of the Imagine foundation will have a long-lasting impact on the lives of so many women, children and families. We must continue our work to stop the cycle of human trafficking and protect the most at-risk in order to bring about lasting change.”

Rep. Fedor and victim advocates will come together this evening, Friday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Church of St. Patrick in downtown Toledo, for a human trafficking prayer service. STOP! (Stop Trafficking of Persons) is conducting the event as part of the National Weekend of Prayer to End Slavery and Trafficking.

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