The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jim Buterbaugh
Whitehall Ledger Contributing Writer 

Let's Talk...Human Trafficking


Human trafficking, considered to be Modern Slavery, is defined as the illegal smuggling and trading of people for forced labor and sexual exploitation. The long official definition is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power. It is reported that there are more victims of slavery today than at any other time in history.

Human trafficking in the United States usually takes place along international travel hubs with a large immigrant population: California, Texas, Florida, and Georgia. But a...

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