River to River
Tue July 23, 2013
Human Trafficking in Iowa
Even though slavery was outlawed almost 150 years ago, people are still imprisoned and exploited daily in the United States.
Human traffickers prey on the vulnerable and isolated. Often these individuals are children or teenagers hoping to escape a difficult home life, but instead are captured by predators who sell them for sex.
Today, we listen back to a conversation from November 2012. Host Ben Kieffer hosts a discussion on the prevalence of and how to stop human trafficking in Iowa and nationwide.
UPDATE: House File 2390, mentioned during the program, has since been signed by Governor Branstad.