By ANDY BESHEAR
Kentucky Attorney General
“Kentucky children and other vulnerable Kentuckians are increasingly becoming victims of human trafficking – a modern-day form of labor or sex slavery.
Human trafficking victims are coerced into submission by their abusers through many immoral means, including forced dependence on drugs, violence, threats and manipulation.
Every year in the United States, 300,000 children are at risk of becoming trafficked and the average age of a victim is 12 to 14.