Human Trafficking Two Alleged Promotors Of Human Trafficking Convicted By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 25, 2015 Delaware County Sheriff's Office Delaware County prosecutors say two Chinese nationals were found guilty yesterday of promoting prostitution and organized crime at three massage parlors in Powell, Worthington and Columbus. Missing Columbus Woman May Have Been Seen In Michigan By Jim Letizia • Jul 22, 2015 nbcnews.com Police in Flint, Michigan are investigating a tip that 23-year-old Jayme Bowen of Columbus was spotted in that city. State To Help Human Trafficking Victims Faster By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 21, 2015 The state plans to offer help to victims of human trafficking faster, including drug treatment programs and shelter options. Language Barrier Poses A Challenge While Rehabilitating Human Trafficking Victims By Ohio Public Radio • Apr 29, 2015 The plight of human trafficking in Ohio is multi-layered. Family Suspects Missing Columbus Woman Is Human Trafficking Victim By Jim Letizia • Jan 30, 2015 nbcnews.com The family of a Columbus woman missing for nearly ten months suspects human trafficking is involved. Report: 98 People Arrested In Ohio For Human Trafficking Last Year By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 27, 2015 A report by the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force says police departments made 98 arrests last year, identifying 181 potential victims. Officials Meet To Discuss How To Combat Human Trafficking By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jan 16, 2015 As part of the 6th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Ohio, advocates, state lawmakers, legal experts and others met in Columbus yesterday to discuss Ohio's progress in ending the crisis. Police Raid Massage Parlors Allegedly Employing Human Trafficking Victims By Jim Letizia • Jan 15, 2015 Local law enforcement say they have rescued nearly 20 women from sexual slavery. Critics Say Posting Prostitutes' Mug Shots Can Hurt Vicitms By Ohio Public Radio • Sep 24, 2014 A recent study says Ohio is taking steps to fight human trafficking by overhauling its laws. Governor Signs Human Trafficking Bill By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 20, 2014 Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law earlier today that increases penalties for people who are convicted of purchasing sex from minors. State Human Trafficking Conference To Be Held Today By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jan 9, 2014 Human trafficking is estimated to be a 32 billion dollar a year international crisis. California Man Arraigned On Human Trafficking Charges By Alison Holm & Associated Press • Aug 14, 2013 A routine traffic stop in northern Ohio has led to charges of human trafficking against a California man. State Partners With Children's Advocacy Centers By Mike Foley & Associated Press • Aug 7, 2013 State officials say the Ohio Network of Children's Advocacy Centers will receive more than $523,000 in state funding over the next two years to respond to the needs of human trafficking victims and their families. AG Releases Human Trafficking Report By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jun 28, 2013 The Ohio Attorney General's Office says local law enforcement agencies reported 30 human-trafficking cases in the past year. House Approves Human Trafficking Measure By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jun 28, 2013 The Ohio House has approved a measure increasing penalties for human trafficking offenders and adding protections for victims. Museum Combats Human Trafficking By Jim Letizia & RaeGina Covington • Jan 24, 2013 A permanent exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati is doing its part to eradicate human trafficking and modern-day slavery worldwide. DeWine Talks Human Trafficking At CMC By Jim Letizia & Alison Holm • Jan 24, 2013 Human Trafficking is gaining attention as a global human rights problem that demands local action. Human Trafficking Event Today At Statehouse By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jan 11, 2013 State leaders are pointing to a new law as a sign of progress made in the fight against human trafficking.