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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Trafficking: The Reality


September 8, 2022

It's a theme used over and over on the big screen. Fun-loving young adults visit a foreign country and their week in Rome becomes a walk through a nightmare with a one-man army to the rescue. There's also the desperate immigrant who was led to a unofficial border crossing and obligated into forced labor, or worse, in exchange for payment of getting them across the border.

While these scenarios occur to some degree, the deeper story involves coercion and grooming, according to discussion at the August 29 Elevate community discussion.

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