Trafficked: Alizabeth’s Story
Officials have put a growing focus on the issue of human trafficking in Ohio and the state has received millions of dollars in federal funding to combat it. The crime is a form of exploitation where a person is made to do some form of labor or sex work through force, fraud or coercion. But there is still a lot people don’t know about human trafficking. Experts say it rarely looks like the abductions by strangers depicted in movies. In the first part of Trafficked from WYSO, hear the story of survivor Alizabeth Watkins and the challenges she’s still up against. A warning, this story includes descriptions of sexual violence.