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Exposing human trafficking darkness


COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The traps of human trafficking exist in Kootenai County and a pair of nonprofits are reaching out to all areas of the state to expose the manipulative crime.

"It typically starts online with a shower of grooming and attention, then you become owned and cut off from the outside world," said Jennifer Zielinski, executive director of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition that formed a year ago and became a nonprofit four months ago to create awareness and set up "safe homes" for victims.

"The victims fall in love with the trafficker, are brainwashed and not easy to comm...

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