It happens here
Sex trafficking forum shines spotlight on 'hidden' crimes
June 10, 2021
One of the fastest-growing crimes in the country is expanding its roots in the Hawkeye State.
Iowa State Patrol Public Resource Officers Paul Gardner and Kevin Krull outlined the dangers of human trafficking during a special presentation June 3 in Hartley. Held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the two men made clear that "modern day slavery" takes place in all 50 states, in urban and rural regions, and in communities both wealthy and poor.
"We do see [victims], we just don't understand what we're seeing," said Krull.
Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide that affects an estim...