New program helps law enforcement agencies recognize human trafficking

Local law enforcement agencies are being trained to recognize human trafficking, the second largest criminal enterprise in the United States.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has developed a program that teaches officers about this growing problem while giving them classroom credit toward keeping their certification current. 

"Sadly when we began working on the opioid epidemic we began to realize that there is a partner crime or a partner problem that is going along with that and that is trafficking and sadly what we were finding was parents who were drug addicted  who were literally trafficking their own children to provide for their drugs," said senior deputy attorney general Robert Leslie.

The program focuses on labor, service and sex trafficking.


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