In the midst of tons of fair food and fun, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is offering a daunting reminder that human trafficking is a real epidemic.
Truckers Against Trafficking travels the country with their mobile unit informing drivers and parents about the signs of sex trafficking.
“Human trafficking is happening everywhere. When we found out about it, we were like ‘whoa, slavery still exists? We need to do something about it,’” Truckers Against Trafficking Deputy Director Kylla Lanier said.
From the outside, the trailer looks to be mostly informational. But once inside, you're pulled into an emotional experience.
“It's the oldest industry quite frankly in the world and people don't want to think that's happening in their back yard,” Capt. Mike Crispen with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.