Top hotels sued for ‘industry-wide failures’ to prevent U.S. sex trafficking – Reuters

Twelve hotel chains were named and accused of knowing and ignoring warning signs that women and children were sold as sex slaves on their premises, according to the filing, a consolidation of 13 existing cases, in U.S. federal court in Columbus, Ohio.

The filing marked the first time the hotel industry – which has long been accused of serving as a breeding ground for sexual exploitation of women and children – faced action as a group.

The case drew together 13 separate actions that had been filed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Georgia, Texas and New York.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-trafficking-hotels-usa/top-hotels-sued-for-industry-wide-failures-to-prevent-u-s-sex-trafficking-idUSKBN1YE074


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