NewsCenter 5 Primetime: Trafficked in Massachusetts will delve into the underground world of human trafficking, where women are primarily the victims.
Tonight at 8, Hearst’s Boston ABC affiliate WCVB is airing a half-hour special examining the underground world of human trafficking in Massachusetts, the dire situations that victims encounter, how local survivors escaped that life, and how they’re helping others.
NewsCenter 5 Primetime: Trafficked in Massachusetts, will delve into the underground world of human trafficking, where women are primarily the victims.
The special will bring to light the disparate treatment of those who have been trafficked and the traffickers themselves. As the women who have been prostituted are increasingly seen as powerless victims, some are still being treated like criminals by police and courts in Massachusetts.
The special will also explore why and how women are lured into this work and the subsequent consequences that often follow including addiction, beatings, shame and despair.