New posters help fight human trafficking in South Carolina

A new poster to combat sex trafficking.

New posters to combat human trafficking in South Carolina were unveiled Tuesday.

The three posters address domestic servitude, forced labor and the sex trade, and give a number to call for help, according to the S.C. Attorney General’s Office.

In 2012, the Legislature passed a law requiring places such as emergency rooms, urgent care centers, hotels, airports, train and bus stations, adult businesses, rest areas and truck stops to publicly post information for possible victims of human trafficking.

South Carolina is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign. The campaign includes education and training to stop trafficking.

“Combating human trafficking and raising public awareness requires a joint effort by all who are involved,” Attorney General Alan Wilson said in a statement.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.