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May 11, 2013 3:34 PM

NKU Students Try To Combat Human Trafficking

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - A group of Northern Kentucky University students has partnered with the Women's Crisis Center in Covington in an effort to fight human trafficking in the area.

The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12QwVFF ) reports the students are conducting surveys to document episodes of human trafficking. They are also holding educational events in order to spread awareness of the issue.

The students are part of the honors program class Place in Violence and are following up on a university research project last semester that looked at the extent of human trafficking in the area.

Student Katy Miller says many people are "shocked" to find out that human trafficking happens in the region.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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