• Rest stops across Fla. used to combat human trafficking


    FLORIDA - State officials are using Florida rest stops to spread awareness about human trafficking.

    Signs were posted at 39 rest stops from the Panhandle to the Everglades.

    Officials said they hope more people will report any signs of human trafficking they may observe.

    The move comes as state leaders meet in Brevard County Wednesday morning about ways to combat human trafficking.

    "January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month, and I am dedicated to doing everything I can to raise awareness and encourage Floridians to consider what they can do to help end this horrific crime," stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.

    Central Florida and federal law enforcement groups will also attend the conference in Melbourne.

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