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Human Trafficking (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-01-31

Duration: 00:07:30

Subjects: Human trafficking | Crime


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Salcedo, Beth Interviewee
  • Salcedo, Rafael Interviewee


This segment from the January 31, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Beth Salcedo and Dr. Rafael Salcedo of the Louisiana Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Sanford reports that the Salcedos are building a therapeutic group home for human trafficking victims ages 17 and under. They discuss: the high rate of human trafficking in Baton Rouge and New Orleans; the methods used by traffickers to lure their victims; the characteristics of the victims; the accomplices to human trafficking; the tough human trafficking laws in Louisiana; and the lack of mental health services available to help the victims. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford