City police to lead investigation into human trafficking

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The alleged victim told police she was part of a “human trafficking prostitution ring” that operated in Portsmouth in October 2011, DuBois said. The deputy police chief said the alleged victim is an adult, and he defined the human trafficking allegation as someone being forced to surrender personal property and/or “more or less held against their will.”

According to federal authorities, human trafficking most often involves the victimization of women and children for sex crimes, but it also can include forced labor. DuBois said city police have taken over the case for the police agency that initially received the report, and will be working with law enforcement officials from other states. He said because the crimes are alleged to have crossed state lines, federal agencies will also be involved.

(Elizabeth Dinan for Seacoast Online)

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