American Children Victims of Human Trafficking

Ohio report says domestic human trafficking still a problem

Friday, February 12, 2010

For most Americans, human trafficking is a horrific practice that nearly always seems to happen overseas and far away. However, a recent report by the Ohio Trafficking in Persons Study Commission says about 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade every year in Ohio alone.

We speak to Celia Williamson, an associate professor at the University of Toledo who led the research. We also hear from Theresa Flores, a victim of human trafficking and author of "The Slave Across the Street: The True Story of How an All-American Teenager Survived the World of Human Trafficking."


Theresa Flores and Celia Williamson

Produced by:

Marine Olivesi

Comments [1]

Roman from Brooklyn, New York

For those interested in this topic, there is an amazing movie from a few years ago called Lilya4Ever by the Swedish director Lukas Moodyson. The situation is very similar to that of the young lady on the show. It was set in Russia and filmed in Estonia, I believe.

Feb. 12 2010 09:13 AM

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