sex trafficking

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State Senator Thom Goolsby, a Republican from Wilmington, will not seek re-election this year. 

Following the state Senate’s Wednesday passage of “Safe Harbor” legislation stipulating that minors involved in sex work be treated as victims rather than criminals, the Star-News hosted a panel on human trafficking. Federal prosecutors and other experts engaged 120 audience members at Cape Fear Community College on Thursday. Panelists issued a call to action to better detect and battle the problem, which they say is pervasive in the coastal region.

North Carolinastate officials don’t have hard numbers on how many women and girls are sold for sex each year.