The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
An Ohio prosecutor says a pregnant woman who was raped and killed last year had turned to prostitution to make ends meet and died after answering a Craigslist ad offering $200.
Columbus Police say they’ve traditionally fought prostitution with undercover cops arresting prostitutes . But that’s changing.
More than a dozen people who are accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota into Ohio and Tennessee face trial beginning today in Nashville.
Despite being ranked one of the worst states in the nation for human trafficking, the crime only became a felony last year.
The investigation targeted prostitutes and clients using hotels along the I-270 and Rt. 23 corridor.
A retired couple from Nelsonville has taken unconditional love and volunteerism to new heights. Each week, they drive almost two hours to the Franklin County Courthouse to help former prostitutes turn around their lives. WOSU reports on the love the couple and the women have found over home-cooked meals.
Prostitution is often called a victimless crime. Some see women as the problem. But human trafficking advocates say most prostitutes are threatened and coerced to have sex for someone else’s profit. In part two of a two-part series, WOSU reports a new law and unconventional court is helping former prostitutes regain their lives.
Human trafficking…at first thought, visions of women from foreign countries locked up in basements in big cities like Washington, D.C. may come to mind. But human trafficking can happen anywhere and to anyone.