Human Trafficking in New Hampshire

Apr 27, 2018

A heat map of human trafficking activity across the world, from the DARPA Memex program, which helps law enforcement investigate human trafficking online.
Credit DARPA graphic

Human trafficking is on the rise in New Hampshire as part of a larger trend across New England. This is due, in part, to the opioid crisis, as drug users and addicts may be at higher risk for becoming victims of trafficking crimes. 

GUESTS:

  • Debra Altschiller - Democratic State Representative from Stratham; she also works as the Community Liaison  for HAVEN, which provides prevention and support services for women, men, and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. 
  • Rebecca Ayling - Project director for the NH Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force at Child and Family Services, a social services agency in Manchester.
  • Matt Fleming -  Detective with the Bedford Police Department; he is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

Related Reading:

"Police: Human trafficking on the rise in New Hampshire," from the Union Leader. 

"Massachusetts man pleads guilty to human trafficking in NH," from WMUR. 

"Trump signs 'FOSTA' bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites," from the Washington Post.