Group walks to raise awareness of human trafficking

WALKER, MICH. - A small group gathered Saturday at Johnson Park to raise awareness for child trafficking happening across Michigan.

Love 146 works to prevent trafficking, exploitation and slavery while also caring for trafficking survivors.

“Report things that just don't look right,” said Don Walker, a member of Love 146’s local chapter. “Particularly if they see someone coming up to a young person or if they see an altercation in a parking lot where someone is accosting a woman or a child than that needs to be reported.

"It's time for everyone to get involved.”  

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, there have been 133 human trafficking cases reported this year in Michigan.

In 2014, Gov. Rick Snyder amended the state’s anti-human trafficking laws to protect minor victims from being prosecuted for prostitution.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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