Tag:sex trafficking

  • A legislator’s perspective on human trafficking

    Rep. Bill Brawley, R-Mecklenburg (NCGA photo) It’s been a decade since Rep. Bill Brawley, R-Mecklenburg, uncovered a sex trafficking ring at a hotel in west Charlotte. What he learned is forever branded in his memory. A new broker with a commercial real estate firm, Brawley was assigned to manage…

  • Lawmakers take aim at human trafficking

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 735: Some N.C. lawmakers want to step up state efforts to fight human trafficking. Legislation moving through the General Assembly specifically targets sex trafficking. During a recent news conference, a sex trafficking survivor shared her story. Legislators also explained their proposal to help…

  • Law would boost punishments for sex trafficking

    RALEIGH — Sex trafficking rings often find cover in parlors specializing in massage therapy, which are unregulated in North Carolina, National Human Trafficking Hotline data shows. North Carolina is one of the 10 states with the highest incidence of sex trafficking, meaning the trade reaches beyond the confines of massage and bodywork shops. But the state has to pick…