VIDEO: Human sex trafficking might conjure up imaginary stories of women being smuggled from foreign countries, but in fact, it is a crime that occurs in our own backyard.
The 11 News I-Team looks at how Baltimore City Fire Department employees are being trained to identify victims when they respond to calls.
At Hon's Honey in Curtis Bay, the making of honey-based and other products is a business enterprise. It is also part of the effort to reach and heal women whose lives have seen abuse, poverty and human trafficking. Sex trafficking is more common than one might think.
"Oh my gosh, so widespread. It's definitely in between states and Curtis Bay is a hotbed for trafficking because it is an industrial area, it is a bit of a truck stop. So, a lot of trucks go through here that travel to Pennsylvania and Delaware and D.C. and so it is easy to traffic women from this area, to our upper northern states," Amavy Peeples, project manager of The Well, said.