Texas AG’s office to produce human trafficking awareness video


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced plans Thursday for his office to produce a training video that he hopes will aid tackle human trafficking in the state.

The video -- which will integrate interviews with experts and victims as well as media coverage on human trafficking, which typically takes the form of forced prostitution -- is intended to teach viewers how to detect and report suspected human trafficking activity, Paxton said. It will be mandatory viewing for the 4,000 employees at the AG’s office.

Paxton said he expects the video to be complete sometime this fall.

The AG’s office has a section dedicated to prosecuting pimps who force people into prostitution.

“Many think this is just international victims, but it’s not,” said state Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston. “It’s all our children, of every race and both genders. It’s all around us.”

Houston has the highest number of human trafficking victims in the country, Paxton said. 


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