Washington D.C., May 6, 2013 / 17:03 pm
In a recent Virginia forum, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) highlighted the largely unknown problem of human trafficking within the United States, offering suggestions for how to fight “modern day slavery.”
While many see slavery as a problem of history, Wolf said, “slavery, of a different sort, still exists today.”
He also stressed that human trafficking is a local issue, with girls being held in sex slavery within the state of Virginia.
Wolf delivered his comments at a May 3 meeting with state and local officials in McLean, Va. The gathering, hosted by state delegates Barbara Comstock and Tim Hugo, was aimed at discussing ways to fight human trafficking in the state.