PROVIDENCEâThe underground world of human trafficking is not just a brothel in a third world country or a prostitution ring in some European city, but within many communities throughout the United States. Rhode Island is not immune to sex and forced labor trafficking among its streets, and legislators, law enforcement and advocacy groups are beginning to realize the growing problem.
âHuman trafficking is becoming an increasingly troublesome issue for all states, including Rhode Island,â said Amy Kempe, spokesperson for the Office of Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. âWhat was once seen as something that âcouldnât happen in my community,â that is just no longer the case.â
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