Gov. Kasich declaring state-wide "war" on human trafficking - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Gov. Kasich declaring state-wide "war" on human trafficking

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Ohio Governor John Kasich is declaring a state-wide "war" against human trafficking.

This week the Governor declared that over 1,000 Ohio children have been forced into the sex trade and will provide more manpower, specifically in Toledo, to combat the problem.

Kasich's plan includes placing a member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Hub Unit onto the federal, state and local task force that operates in Toledo.

The Attorney Generals will be releasing a law enforcement manual to help officers spot the signs of human trafficking.

State Officials also plan to send officers to places and events that may attract trafficking such as Toledo's upcoming casino.

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