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human trafficking

Jan 13, 2020

AG taps beer truckers to battle traffickers

The same truck drivers and employees who distribute beer to bars and retailers throughout South Carolina will now be distributing awareness about human trafficking alongside their brews.  Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the participation of the Beer Wholesalers Association at a presentation of the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force 2019 Annual Report. The association […]

Jun 26, 2019

Legal professionals in position to spot human trafficking victims

  Legal professionals occasionally come across a teenager charged with prostitution or a child in family court fearful of a parent or guardian which could indicate a more sinister situation — human trafficking. Next to law enforcement and emergency medical personnel, attorneys and judges are in some of the most advantageous positions to help victims […]

Jul 11, 2018

SC family court judges working to fight human trafficking

Four South Carolina family court judges recently published a plan to better equip the state’s judiciary to respond to the challenges presented by human trafficking. Judges Michelle Hurley of Columbia, Michèle Patrão of Charleston, Melissa Buckhannon of Conway, and Jan Holmes of Georgetown attended the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judge’s National Judicial […]

Jun 13, 2018

New laws to impact prosecution for human trafficking

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson met June 1 with the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force to discuss new laws which he said will aid in prosecuting the offense. In a press release, Wilson said the recently passed laws will do the following: Create 30-year non-parolable offense for trafficking in minors. Change the wording […]

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