The Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force was established in 2016 in collaboration with the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. The task force was formed to address the growing human trafficking element in the Mahoning Valley and elsewhere in our Country.
Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against their will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age.
Our strategy involves using multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams to investigate and prosecute crimes that cross legal, geographical, and jurisdictional boundaries.
If you have any information on human trafficking, you can submit a tip 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or go to The National Human Trafficking Hotline Website
Bubba, an electronics detection K9 assigned to the MVHTTF
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