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Jul 29 2019 12:11:56 (EST)
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According to the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County’s “Poverty Amidst Plenty” report, the county is in the top five jurisdictions in Maryland for sex trafficking. The report states that the 50-mile radius surrounding BWI is becoming known as the third-most lucrative area in the state for trafficking.
Prosecutors in Maryland charged more defendants in federal human trafficking cases last year than any other federal district other than the Southern District of New York, according to a new study by the Human Trafficking Institute.
Fourteen of the fifteen people charged in federal human trafficking cases last year in Maryland had sex-trafficking-related charges. One person had a labor-trafficking charge.
Federal trafficking cases have skyrocketed since Congress passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000 that criminalized human trafficking. That year, there were only four federal human-trafficking cases, according to the Human Trafficking Institute. In 2007, when the Justice Department created the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, there were 55. In 2018, there were 171 cases.