Report: Carolinas succeeding in fight against human trafficking

Report: Carolinas succeeding in fight against human trafficking

A new report shows both the Carolinas are succeeding at fighting human trafficking.

The report ranks South Carolina second in the country for getting victim restitution from convicted human traffickers.

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North Carolina came in sixth.

South Carolina also was ranked fifth for human trafficking convictions.

North Carolina was ranked tenth in this category.

Charlotte is one of the largest hubs for human trafficking in the southeast.

Last year, the FBI said Thomas Stinnette prostituted a woman out of a Pineville hotel. Police also arrested Patrick McManus last year for trafficking a teen.

In addition, a nail salon owner and her boyfriend were charged after police said they forced a victim into a debt servitude contract.