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Do you know your home?s history? People who occupy area properties where heinous killings occurred discuss what it?s like to live there now. Some are traumatized, while others are unaffected.
Trafficking of domestic victims
Originally perceived as crimes affecting mostly foreigners, in recent years, the portrait of human trafficking victims has broadened to include Americans, particularly children who are sexually exploited for gain.
The number of people tagged as victims in Lee County has been growing in the last year and the majority of related arrests were Americans. One case involved a 15-year-old girl who told investigators her mother made her prostitute herself. Fort Myers mother, Noemi Ramos, was arrested by Lee sheriff?s office in October, and also accused of forcing her four daughters to buy drugs.
But services for American victims have not caught up. Local people in the fight against human trafficking said foreign victims have easier access to help because there?s more federal dollars for them.
Coming Tuesday: Read Lee County Human Services Task Force Program Evaluation.
Pro hockey has always found a spot for players more adept with their fists
than their skates. But hockey?s brute-only enforcers ? known fondly as goons ? are becoming an endangered species in the sport.
Coming Tuesday: The Florida Everblades provide an education on hockey
fighting and talk about its role in the game at news-press.com/video.