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Human trafficking, new law focus of meeting in Okatie

OKATIE, SC (WTOC) -

South Carolina has been pegged as one of the top states for human trafficking in the country. 

The Lowcountry Coalition Against Human Trafficking will be holding its biannual meeting in Okatie to discuss the new state law and what the next step will be in solving these crimes. January is also National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. 

Daniel Brownstein, of the Lowcountry Coalition, said the focus of the meeting is cracking down and how to use the law to prosecute such casses.

"How do we use this law to prosecute cases of human trafficking in South Carolina and how do we develop a statewide strategy for investigating human trafficking? How can we connect victims of human trafficking with resources to help rebuild their lives."

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will be speaking at the meeting about the new law and how the state plans on tackling the crimes. State Rep. Shannon Erickson, who was an early supporter of the bill, will also be speaking at the event. Solicitor Duffie Stone will end the meeting with a speech on freedom and human rights. 

The meeting takes place at the Church of Palms in Okatie. 

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