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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- About 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade in Ohio every year and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and pushed into sweatshop-type jobs, a new report on human trafficking in the state said Wednesday.
Ohio's weak laws on human trafficking, its growing demand for cheap labor and its proximity to the Canadian border are key contributors to the illegal activity
Ohio is quick to label child prostitutes as delinquents and to incarcerate them
Ohio is quick to label child prostitutes as delinquents and to incarcerate them, rarely looking further at the adults involved
Originally posted by jdub297
More NYT propaganda. Exploitation of the weak is as old as man.
The OP and the NYT have chosen to ignore this to gain readership.
The facts are readily available to anyone willing and able to delve deeper than ATS for their "news."
More than 1,000 youngsters under the age of 18 were sex-trafficking victims in Ohio during the past year, according to the first-ever statewide report on the subject by the Ohio Trafficking in Persons Study Commission.
A preliminary report released this afternoon by Attorney General Richard Cordray concluded that another 2,879 youth were at risk of being trafficked.
An additional 783 foreign-born persons were trafficked for sex or forced labor in Ohio in the past year, with another 3,437 at risk, the report said.
Human trafficking, now the second-largest crime in the world behind illegal drug sales, affects at least 18,000 women and girls in U.S. each year, according to national studies. Another 300,000, many of them girls as young as 11, are considered vulnerable.
Nearly 1,100 American-born youths in Ohio, or about one in every three runaways who have been gone for more than two weeks
Contributing factors include untrained first responders, the lack of a stand-alone law addressing trafficking and the state’s high numbers of vulnerable youth, the study said.