NBC4 | Rob Sneed
A major push to crackdown on human trafficking is underway at the Ohio State Fair as the Ohio Attorney General’s office placed signs in the restrooms.
The signs are posted in every stall in every bathroom — men and women — at the fairgrounds.
Many attend the Ohio State Fair with their families to have a good time, not always knowing that someone could be forced into sex work right under their noses.
The signs are bold and clear:
“You could be the link that breaks the chains.”
“Set the victims free. Lock up the predators.”
The attorney general’s office placed the signs with a number to call if you suspect someone, or you yourself, are being trafficked.
“I think it’s good, but hopefully, it’s effective,” said fairgoer Joleah Mays. “Hopefully if you call the numbers, someone will come, you know, save you or help you out as soon as possible.”
Many of the women at the fair Sunday echoed Mays’ thoughts.