Cop Rescues Teenage Human Trafficking Victim During Routine Traffic Stop
An Ohio state trooper is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a 15 year-old human trafficking victim during a routine traffic stop.
It all started when Ohio State Highway Patrolman Mitch Ross pulled over a driver on I-80 west in Lucas County with the intent to give the the adult male driver a “failure to move” citation. However, when he approached the vehicle, Ross noticed a young girl in the car with the man and that neither of them spoke English. On top of that, both the occupants of the vehicle had no identification.
Ross’s gut told him right away that something was wrong here, and he called the translator from OSHP to investigate. They soon found that the girl was a 15 year-old who had been reported missing from New Jersey, and that the driver was a 35 year-old man who was taking her to Chicago.
When police officers were finally able to talk to the girl alone, she told them that the man had “forced her to perform acts” on him. The driver has since been arrested for abduction, and the girl is in the hospital receiving medical care.
The Polaris Project‘s National Hotline has stated that there are over 10,000 human trafficking victims in the United States in 2017, including 7,255 victims of sex trafficking, so this is a major issue our country is facing. Thank God Officer Ross followed his gut and was able to rescue this young girl who desperately needed help.
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