Research shows that children who have run away from home multiple times, are in the foster care system and or have used drugs are often vulnerable, he said.
“These kids are out on their own. They of course need shelter, they need food, they need companionship. That is something traffickers offer, at a very, very tragic cost. We want to get to these kids before the traffickers do,” DeWine said at a meeting of the AG’s Human Trafficking Commission.