Ron DeSantis, Ashley Moody Continue the Fight Against Human Trafficking in Florida

On Monday, two statewide elected officials spoke at the Human Trafficking Summit in Orlando.

The event, which was hosted by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, “brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at the event on Monday morning and vowed to continue efforts cracking down on human trafficking which remains a major problem in the Sunshine State.

“Human trafficking, and those involved in its practices are a threat to the safety and security of all our communities,” said DeSantis. “My administration is committed to ensuring criminals involved in this heinous crime are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and victims are returned to safety.

“While this issue remains a serious threat here in Florida, I’m proud of the great work people across our state are doing to push back,” he added.

Moody also weighed in on human trafficking on Monday morning.

“As the chair of the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, it is my honor to host the 2019 Human Trafficking Summit,” said Moody. “Human trafficking is a horrifying plight on society, and we are working hard to stop it.”

Moody said she will continue her efforts against human trafficking in the Sunshine State.

“With three major international events planned in our state in the next two years, collaboration and strategic planning are essential. This year’s summit brings together leaders from across the state passionate in our efforts to end human trafficking,” Moody said.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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