Expert: Washington County a hub for child sexual trafficking

Amelia Rubenstein, clinical research specialist with the Child Sex Trafficking Victims Initiative at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Amelia Rubenstein, clinical research specialist with the Child Sex Trafficking Victims Initiative at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Posted: Friday, November 6, 2015 8:46 pm

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 by Sherry Greenfield

Washington County is one of several jurisdictions in Maryland that has become a hub for the sexual human trafficking of children, according to an expert in the field.

The county's proximity to Interstates 70 and 81and truck stops in Hagerstown, Hancock and Greencastle, Pa., are prime locations for offenders to recruit their young victims for sex, the experts said Friday during a workshop held at Hagerstown Community College...