TALLAHASSEE — Amid growing concern from Florida's capital to the White House over human trafficking, the head of the state's social-services agency outlined plans Tuesday to create a network of "safe houses" and long-term-treatment facilities where underage sexual workers and other children held against their will could seek refuge and protection.
Currently, about 100 children in the foster system are victims of some form of human trafficking, either forced prostitution or forced labor, Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins said in an interview Tuesday.
Wilkins said that putting these children into DCF's existing group homes or foster homes could wind up being dangerous, because they could expose other children to the risk of being trafficked, particularly if the victim is still in contact with a pimp.
According to a 2011 study by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Florida ranks third behind California and Texas in the number of reports to the center's anti-trafficking hotline of people — both children and adults — held in what amounts to slavery and exploited for either sex or manual labor...
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