Ohio report takes aim at human trafficking

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new report shows there were about
3,000 advertisements for sex services in the Cincinnati area alone over a
three-month period.
That represents a "significant demand" that’s helping drive human sex trafficking.
The report was released Friday by the Cleveland-based nonprofit Imagine Foundation.
It
examines the patterns of commercial sex in the Cincinnati region to
better understand sex trafficking, since the two are inextricably
intertwined.
The report’s findings mirrored other observations by the Imagine Foundation in other cities, including
Cleveland.
That
includes data showing that the sex trade largely operates in cities
along major interstates, with the median price for services at $150 an
hour.
The report concludes that to help decrease sex trafficking,
the focus needs to be on the primary consumer of sex services: Adult
men.
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A new report shows there were about
3,000 advertisements for sex services in the Cincinnati area alone over a
three-month period.
That represents a "significant demand" that’s helping drive human sex trafficking.
The report was released Friday by the Cleveland-based nonprofit Imagine Foundation.
It
examines the patterns of commercial sex in the Cincinnati region to
better understand sex trafficking, since the two are inextricably
intertwined.
The report’s findings mirrored other observations by the Imagine Foundation in other cities, including
Cleveland.
That
includes data showing that the sex trade largely operates in cities
along major interstates, with the median price for services at $150 an
hour.
The report concludes that to help decrease sex trafficking,
the focus needs to be on the primary consumer of sex services: Adult
men.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.