Kentucky ranks 9th for new criminal human trafficking cases

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Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 10:54 PM CDT
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Ky. (WBKO) - HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - In 2019, Kentucky had four new charged cases for criminal human trafficking and seven total active cases.

Out of all 50 states, Kentucky was ranked ninth for new criminal human trafficking cases and ranks 25th in the United States for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases making their way through federal courts, in 2019.

Two defendants of criminal human trafficking cases were convicted last year. One of the convicted was ordered by the federal courts to pay restitution, and the other was not.

For more on human trafficking in Kentucky go here.

Locally, there is a non profit in Bowling Green helping human trafficking victims. The organization is called Phoenix Rising.

Their mission is to foster human trafficking survivors' growth through leadership, education, advocacy and development.

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