More than 1,000 Ohioans are the victims of human trafficking every year, according to law enforcement statistics. Officials have likened human trafficking to "modern-day slavery." The victims are often young women or girls, forced into prostitution. The crime is vastly under-reported, and even when a victim finds their way out of trafficking, it can be difficult to return to a "normal" life.
Vicki Anderson, Special Agent with the FBI
Marlene Carson, human trafficking victim, founder of Rahab's Hideaway
Mindi Kuebler, Director of the Human Trafficking Collaborative of Lorain County
Rev. Steve Feazel, Retired Minister and Documentary Filmmaker working on Shadow on the Heartland