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Howard County Begins Maryland's Fight To End Human Trafficking

Imagen Evangelicas via flickr Creative Commons

For the first five years he worked on the Howard County police force, Detective Josh Mouton said he wasn't looking for situations in which women had been forced into the sex trade against their will. But now Howard County Police have tougher state laws to work with, in particular,  a 2013 law that lets the state seize assets of someone convicted of trafficking.

Joining Sheilah to discuss Howard County's tough approach against human trafficking is County Executive Allan Kittleman, who finalized the order to create a fund to provide services to human trafficking victims, and Denene Yates, Executive Director of Safe House of Hope, a non-profit based in Howard County that provides education, training and support to victims of human trafficking.

Detective Josh Mouton discusses differentiating prostitution and human trafficking.
Detective Josh Mouton details what some of the indicators are in identifying possible human trafficking cases.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.