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Connecticut To Partner With Hotels On Anti-Human Trafficking

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the state will work with hotel chains and non-profits to fight human trafficking.

Starting this year, hotel employees in the state will be required to get training to recognize the signs of human trafficking.

Signs like: a grown man checks in with a young girl who doesn’t appear to be his child. A teenage girl is staying in a room and grown men keep coming and going. Or there’s alcohol, pornography or condoms in the room.

The training was created by the Marriott hotel chain and by a national anti-child prostitution organization. More and more human trafficking in Connecticut takes place in hotels – police say traffickers use social media and online classified sites to find clients and arrange meetings.

The training is part of an anti-human trafficking law the state passed last year. The law also requires hotels to keep records of their guests. 

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.
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