Human trafficking on the rise in the Buckeye State

Human trafficking takes place in communities throughout Ohio, and it’s often discovered in liquor permit premises like convenience stores, bars and truck stops. Through programs such as Alcohol Server Knowledge (ASK), agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) work with liquor permit premises to identify signs of human trafficking. Agents are turning to the public to teach the signs of human trafficking and ways to report possible incidents. Signs to look for include: A man or woman controlling a person’s movements, Someone not allowed to speak for themselves. They are not properly dressed for their age or weather. He or she appears very young as well as fearful or overly submissive. To report signs of human trafficking, contact law enforcement immediately at 911 or #677.

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