Human trafficking hits home

Some of the most vulnerable people in our society are at risk of becoming a casualty of a disturbing crime.

It could start as innocently as a young person befriending a stranger on the Internet, or a teenager feeling entrapped and looking for a way out.

The criminals might use flirtation, or psychological manipulation, to recruit boys and girls into a tangled and tormented lifestyle.

Human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people in horrific situations around the world. It’s being called a form of “modern slavery” in which a person is forced to perform acts through force, coercion and intimidation.