Larry was a truck driver who stopped for the night at a busy truck stop. Before going to bed, Larry saw two females he believed to be minors knocking on the cab doors of various trucks parked around him. Larry had learned about human trafficking happening at truck stops from Truckers Against Trafficking and knew he needed to call the National Human Trafficking Hotline. The National Hotline immediately responded by calling local police dispatch and filing a report with the human trafficking task force in that city. Law enforcement found both females that night and took them into protective custody. A few months later, a second truck driver reported that he had also seen minors soliciting commercial sex at the same truck stop and was able to provide more detailed information about the potential controllers. The National Hotline sent this report to thesame human trafficking task force who used this information as part of an ongoing investigation at this location.
Sex Trafficking Story | Truck Stop
National Human Trafficking Referral Directory
This online Referral Directory is made up of anti-trafficking organizations and programs that offer emergency, transitional, or long-term services to victims and survivors of human trafficking as well as those that provide resources and opportunities in the anti-trafficking field.
Human Trafficking Hotline Statistics
signals were received by the Hotline in 2021. Includes calls, texts, and online chats and tips.