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Law enforcers get educated on human trafficking

Dave McCleary, Director of End Human Trafficking Now Dave McCleary, Director of End Human Trafficking Now
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A member of Rotary International talked to law enforcers today about the dangers of human trafficking.

Dave McCleary spoke at the Crimestoppers meeting Tuesday afternoon about human trafficking in the state of Georgia. McCleary says Georgia ranks top ten in the nation for human trafficking. He says most of the recruitment of girls between 12 to 24 years old is through the internet. Human trafficking is close to a $30 billion industry worldwide.

"So it's big business and another problem that we're having is that it's time that we take a stand against some of the massage parlors and strip clubs that are prostituting these young girls,” said Dave McCleary, Director of End Human Trafficking Now.

McCleary says human trafficking affects small towns such as Albany where girls are sent to Atlanta to be trafficked. He says girls of any social economic class can be subject to human trafficking.

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