FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/18/2011
Representative Thompson Responds to Houston Human Trafficking Raid
AUSTIN, TX--- In response to the recent raid of an east Houston establishment, where ten individuals are suspected of participating in the trafficking of humans, Representative Senfronia Thompson (Houston) released the following statement.
"The arrest made this past Wednesday are a prime example of how important it is that we continue to aggressively combat the heinous crime of human trafficking in Texas. In this particular raid, officials were able to rescue nine victims of human trafficking. The youngest of these victims being only fourteen years of age. Surprisingly, many people are completely unaware that human trafficking even exists and could be happening right around the corner from them. This session I am working on several pieces of legislation to make sure that we continue to move Texas forward in the fight against this atrocious crime of modern day slavery."
Contact: Colleen Tran