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Monday, January 30, 2023

Florida Highway Patrol rescued young victim of human trafficking

Attorney General Ashley Moody

This week, I presented Back the Blue Awards to Florida Highway Patrol Troop A for their courageous efforts to rescue a victim from human trafficking. While responding to a highway pursuit, Troopers rescued a young girl being transported across the state by a dangerous criminal.

The trafficker, a known felon and gang member, held the victim captive and forced the minor into sex work and child pornography.

Because of the courageous actions by members of FHP Troop A, this victim is now safe.

These Troopers are heroes and help us toward our goal of stopping human trafficking in Florida.

In addition to the Back the Blue Awards, I also presented Troop A with a Florida Cabinet Resolution, recognizing January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Florida.

This resolution commends Florida law enforcement, local governments and communities for working together to combat this atrocious crime.

You too can help us in our mission to end human trafficking in Florida. Visit YouCanStopHT.com to learn how to spot and report suspicious activity.

Ashley Moody is attorney general of Florida.

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