Forte Participates in Civil Rights Commission Hearings on Human Trafficking

In his capacity as a member of the Ohio Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission, C|M|LAW Professor David Forte participated in two days of hearings on June 5 and 6 at the University of Toledo on the problem of human trafficking. The Committee heard testimony from research experts, the FBI, the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Attorney General DeWine’s Office, rescuers, victims, and legislators.  Northwest Ohio is one of the country’s most active transit points and sources of young victims of the sex trade, which involves tens of thousands of young people, girls and boys, every year.  The Committee shall continue to gather information over the next few weeks and then issue a report.

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