sex trade

Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Friday while launching an initiative aimed to train emergency workers how to identify signs of trafficking.

Angelina Spencer of Naples, a former "exotic dancer" and "adult club" owner, is leading the public relations effort to get strip-club owners to work with federal agents in trying to combat human trafficking and the child sex trade, the Tampa Tribune reports. It’s a big problem in Florida, and especially in Tampa Bay, which ranks third in the country for the illegal trade.