Human Rights
3:13 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Sex Trafficking: a Growing Problem in the U.S.

When you hear about the human trafficking of young girls and women, third world countries in Asia and South America come to mind but law enforcement officials and advocates against exploitation say its as pervasive in this country as overseas. On VanityFair.com, writer Anne Fine Collins profiles a Connecticut case that was one of the first to be tried under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

The case was investigated by a task force of local law enforcement and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut. Assistant U.S Attorney Krishna Patel spoke with WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil about how the federal law was used to take down a dangerous trafficking ring.