Across the country, communities are discovering that human trafficking is not just a tragedy overseas — it’s in their own backyard.
In March 2008, traffickers snatched Vicki Zito’s teen-age daughter from a grocery store parking lot in El Dorado Hills, Calif. Eight days later, she got a call from the FBI
“I learned that within hours of being taken, my daughter had been drugged and raped by her pimp,” she said. “Within 24 hours of my daughter being gone, she was being repeatedly sold for sex.”
Like so many other smaller communities, the horrors of trafficking have hit Sacramento, Calif. But the city is fighting back.