Man forced wife into sex trafficking after 19 years of marriage, authorities warn

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UTAH COUNTY, Utah (KUTV) - The Utah County Sheriff's Office in Utah tweeted a human trafficking reminder on Sunday: it's often overlooked.

A Utah couple was married for 19 years before the husband forced his wife into sex trafficking, according to ourrescue.org.

They were in a low-income situation. One day, the husband told his wife she needed to sell herself on the streets to help pay rent.

The husband was verbally and physically abusive. He would lock her out of the house until she'd made enough money on the streets, the website stated.

He allegedly called her horrible names and pressured her to make more money.

Even though the majority of human and sex trafficking has been moved mostly to online, it's not invisible.

Utah lawmakers will discuss a bill Monday that would require the Utah State Board of Education to establish curriculum about human trafficking prevention.

The Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing committee will discuss S.B. 261 at 7:30 a.m.

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