Eastern Shore
Human Trafficking
Task Force

Moving forward to combat this evil together

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A GROWING CONCERN
FOR OUR NATION,
THE STATE OF MARYLAND,
AND THE EASTERN SHORE.

033Mission Statement

The MISSION of the Eastern Shore Human Trafficking Task Force is to prevent and combat human trafficking (sex and labor exploitation) by encouraging, supporting and promoting public awareness and action within specific communities and counties throughout Maryland’s eastern shore.

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A Definition of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is inducing children and adults to perform labor or services through force, fraud, or coercion. Human trafficking is inducing minors (under the age of 18) into commercial sex; or adults aged 18 and over into commercial sex via force, fraud, or coercion.

In the News

Anti-Trafficking News Headlines are culled from various online newspaper sources.

Access the headlines here.

Sometimes we are asked “Does human trafficking take place here?” and sometimes we are told “Human trafficking doesn’t happen here.”  Well, an August 11 article, linked to below, tells the story of a recent case in Caroline County. Was 20 years enough?

There are aspects of this case that caught our eyes. Once again a connection to heroine. Also, note how all the various agencies and services cooperated. That must have been preceded by in place cooperation processes. And check out how they praised the victim (not a criminal) for coming forward and giving very painful details. It seems that courage needs to be promoted (confidentially, perhaps) in order to get others to come forward.

Couple pleads guilty to human trafficking

Ann and Ed

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

IS NOW THE 2ND

HIGHESTGROSSING

CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

IN THE UNITED STATES