Study Commission Issues New Human Trafficking Report; Debate Continues on Extent of the Problem

Jan 24, 2013

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter
Credit Gwinnett County Government

A Georgia House-Senate study commission has released a new report on human trafficking in Georgia.  It updates and expands a report from three years ago, which resulted in a 2011 law imposing much tougher penalties on those who engage in the sex trafficking of minors.  

The new report also looks at the trafficking of adults for sex or labor.  But even members of the commission that produced the report have differing views on how pervasive the problem is.  

As part of WABE's continuing coverage of the fight against human trafficking in Georgia, Denis O'Hayer spoke with Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter, a member of the study commission.