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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Advocates for exploited women and girls are
urging the community to look for signs of human trafficking.
The Huntsville Madison County Human
Trafficking task force said it's a major problem in the valley.
The group said the victims are being brought
At a meeting, Tajuan McCarty spoke about her
being forced into prostitution. Today, she rescues victims and raises the alarm
for the women, girls, homeless and illegal aliens who end up as sex slaves.
She said the problem isn't going away.
"25 years after being
trafficked to Birmingham, I was rescued off of the same front porch I was
trafficked to. Somebody else? Somebody else?
Same situation you'd been in?
Same situation. Same house! 25 years later. This is a problem. We have to do something about it."
The task force said
Alabama has good human trafficking laws, but the group said repeated episodes,
like a bust last month at a motel in Madison, show the urgent need for more