Crackdown on human trafficking in SC coming soon

OKATIE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says his office is getting ready to crack down on human trafficking.

Wilson told a Friday meeting of the Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking that a new state law against human trafficking gives his office more tools to fight selling people for sex or labor.

The attorney general says police officers are now told to ask women arrested for prostitution if they are working against their will. Anyone who is being forced into the sex trade will not be prosecuted.

Wilson says human traffickers are harder to find these days because they use social media sites instead of massage parlors or tanning salons.

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