After Hearst probe, state to combat human trafficking

Often, the exchanges involve drugs, rent, food or other forms of payment, rather than actual money, said Erin Williamson, U.S. Programs Director for Love146, an organization that works to end human trafficking and provides direct services to child trafficking victims. “Money is not changing hands in the way it maybe was when that law was initially written.” The Connecticut Trafficking In Persons Council is also advocating to allow affirmative defense so that “kids who are victims of trafficking cannot then be charged with trafficking if their trafficker made them groom and recruit other kids,” Williamson said.