February 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Movement afoot to stem sexual exploitation of minors

These numbers show a disturbing trend: The state of Florida only began tracking the human trafficking of children in 2009 and found 43 cases. By 2011, the statewide figure soared to 427. Manatee and Sarasota counties are bearing witness to this abhorrent uptick in the sexual exploitation of minors.

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