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January is Stalking & Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The island community is banding together to help combat heinous crimes against humanity. The Governor's Office and the Guam Legislature joined dozens of advocacy groups to proclaim January as Stalking and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

US Attorney Alicia Limitiaco is chairperson of the Guam Human Trafficking Task Force, and said, "Our Pacific regional response to combat human trafficking came about as a response to increase concerns in our Pacific Region of abuse, involving our women and children concerns about recruitment, solicitation in our region there are certain countries where we see victims are recruited from and brought over to our islands and we are also very cognizant and aware of the fact that we have domestic human trafficking."

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world with nearly 27 million victims.
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