Cracking Down On Online Sex Trafficking

Mar 19, 2018

Georgia ranks near the top nationally for having the most human trafficking cases.

Data compiled by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center shows that this year alone, Georgia has the seventh highest rate of cases. Most involve sex trafficking.

Legislation is working its way through Congress to give prosecutors and sex trafficking victims a way to take legal action against websites, like Backpage.com, that welcome ads for prostitutes. However, some companies worry this measure could hurt the tech industry.

We were joined by Chuck Boring, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney for Cobb County. Ashley Gold, a technology and congressional reporter for Politico, also spoke with us by phone.