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WHAT the heck is going on in Ohio?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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, according to a report by the Trafficking in Persons Study Commission.

"Ohio is not only a destination place for foreign-born trafficking victims, but it's also a recruitment place," said Celia Williamson, an associate professor at the University of Toledo who led the research.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100211/ap_on_re_us/us_human_trafficking

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:15 PM on Feb. 10, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I LIVE IN TEXAS AND I DONT CARE WHAT HAPPENS IN OHIO

    Just because the sellers live in Ohio, doesn't mean the buyers don't live in Texas. Stop kidding yourself.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:50 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • I LIVE IN TEXAS AND I DONT CARE WHAT HAPPENS IN OHIO THE LAW THERE NEEDS TO PULL THERE HEAD OUT OF THERE BUTTS AND DO SOME THING ABOUT IT ! !
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • amazing how they know how many people are being pulled into it...did they headcount them? interview them? if they know how many are in it why not get them out?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Sad but not surprising, 147,000 Ohioans are homeless annually and 35,000 are children.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 9:33 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Strickland signed a law last year. Many have said it isn't enough.


    Strickland’s bill deals only with human trafficking as it applies to the sex trade. The bill specifically defines “human trafficking” as the commission of at least two felony offenses designed to force a victim into prostitution or pornography.


    Michigan is developing stricter laws as we speak because of areas like Toledo.. Toledo especially  has become a 'hub' for this despicable behavior some articles I have read and said because of lacking jobs, depressed urban areas, easy accessibility to many highways, and access to Canada... This area also has a growing meth problem..

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:35 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • that is pretty scary
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 9:36 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • About the newer law:


    Kathleen Davis, an advocate for a state law, said the existing statutes can cover only certain aspects of the crime, such as rape and assault. "But the biggest problem is we don't have a clearer definition of human trafficking because of existing laws already defining prostitution, and the pimps are smart. They know the law,'' she said.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:38 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Thought this only happens in places like Haiti


    Go figure the chirstian nation is just as abusive

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • This is just crazy to me!

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:53 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • It IS crazy, sweet. When your neighboring states are developing harsher laws because of your state's problems? That is HORRIBLE...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:57 PM on Feb. 10, 2010