Human Trafficking

Statewide News
8:04 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Kasich Says More Human Trafficking Changes to Come

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he'll back further legislation this session bolstering the state's legal crackdown on human trafficking.

Kasich spoke at an awareness event Friday at the Statehouse. The Republican governor said the state is marshaling its resources against the crime, but more can be done.

Victims of human trafficking often are prostituted or pushed to work against their will in sweatshop-type jobs. Some are girls as young as 11.

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Statewide News
4:30 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Ohio Atty. Gen. DeWine Announces Human Trafficking Task Force and Commision

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the formation of a Human Trafficking Task Force.  WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports that it’s the first of its kind in Central Ohio. 

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Attorney General Mike DeWine says the creation of the task force is the result of the human trafficking that’s happening every day in the state. 

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Politics
5:40 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Lawmaker Says Prostitutes Often are 'Victims'

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews State Rep. Teresa Fedor, a Democrat from Toledo, about human trafficking in Ohio.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon January 23, 2012

WYSO Weekend: January 22nd, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 22, 2012 containing the following stories:

-An extended interview with Dr. Celia Williamson about human trafficking in Ohio.  A portion of this interview appeared in Sarah Buckingham and Liz Cambron's story, Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem, which aired last week on WYSO Weekend.

-An interview with local poet and Wittenberg University professor Steve Broidy in Conrad's Corner.

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Statewide News
7:00 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking will soon surpass drugs and guns as the largest illegal enterprise in the country. And the most prevalent form is child sex trafficking. On a national report card Ohio was given a “D” on it’s response.  Sarah Buckingham reports from Toledo – a city that’s on the frontlines of the tackling the problem.

 “We’re gonna shoot up Lagrange Street, one of the typical areas where we’ll do a sting…” Pete Swartz investigates child sex trafficking with an FBI task force in northwest Ohio.

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