Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Hosts Human Trafficking Focus Group

March 18, 2019
Press Release

SUGAR LAND, TX – Rep. Pete Olson hosted the first in a series of human trafficking focus group meetings with local law enforcement officers to discuss options to combat it in the Houston area before the Offshore Technology Conference in May. Olson was joined by Brazoria County Constable Brawner and Fort Bend County Constables Thompson and Beard. During the meeting, they discussed ways that federal and local government can work together to proactively address human trafficking in the Houston area.

“Human trafficking is a horrific form of modern-day slavery that impacts communities around the country, even occurring in our own backyard,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “The I-10 corridor is the number one route for human traffickers in the nation, making it a critical priority that we address this issue head-on. Working together at the state, local and federal level, we can stop these criminals in their tracks and save innocent women and children from becoming victims. I thank the Fort Bend and Brazoria Constables for their leadership on this vital issue.”

Constables Thompson, Brawner, Beard and Rep. Olson

Rep. Pete Olson is co-chair of the Victims’ Rights Caucus in Congress. Since 2006, The Victims’ Rights Caucus has led bipartisan efforts in Congress to represent the interests of victims of crime, generate awareness about violent and sexual crime in our country and increase resources available to law enforcement to combat the problem.

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