In 2021, there were 223 suspected human trafficking cases reported in North Carolina, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. The case of a local 16-year-old girl highlights how this can happen right in your own community.
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1. 16-year-old girl runs away from home in early March
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2. The teen says she met a 33-year-old man at a train station
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3. Man allegedly takes girl to hotel, arranges for her to be paid for sex
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4. Law enforcement rescues the girl from the hotel

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National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888