Collier County is not alone here. Sex and labor trafficking take place on hotel premises including right here in Leon County, and throughout Florida is Big Bend.
“For many people, staying in a hotel may conjure up thoughts of vacation, luxury and even room service. But for others, it may unleash memories of a painful past: Florida accounted for over 5% of all human trafficking calls into the National Human Trafficking Hotline in 2021.
The second most-used venues for trafficking were illicit spas and massage businesses. The first? Hotels and motels.”