Child Migrants In The Hands Of Labor Traffickers Wind Up In Ohio05:47
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The trailer in Marion, Ohio, where labor traffickers kept the victims when they weren't working. (Courtesy/Laurel Morales/Fronteras)
The trailer in Marion, Ohio, where labor traffickers kept the victims when they weren't working. (Courtesy/Laurel Morales/Fronteras)
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Over the last three years, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have fled Central America for the U.S. Many of them have wound up in the hands of labor traffickers.

That was the case in Marion, Ohio, where 10 teenagers, some as young as 14, labored as prisoners for more than a year. Laurel Morales of Here & Now contributor KJZZ traveled to Ohio for this report.

Read more on this story via the Fronteras Desk

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Laurel Morales, senior field correspondent for KJZZ and the Fronteras Desk. She tweets @laurelgwyn.

This segment aired on June 24, 2016.

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