U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke about fighting human trafficking this morning in North Carolina. The nation's top prosecutor described human trafficking as modern-day slavery during a visit to the Triangle on Wednesday.
"Whether it is sexual trafficking, whether it is forced labor, but it is quite frankly the 21st century scourge of our time- and it really has no place in modern society, it has no place in the country, it has no place in this state," said Lynch.
Lynch praised federal prosecutors based here for their efforts to stop trafficking.
"It is in fact one of my priorities as Attorney General to focus on human trafficking - not only to bring the traffickers to justice but to help the survivors secure their rights as well."
This visit was her first trip back the state she grew up in since being sworn in this past April. Lynch is the first black woman to hold the position in the nation's history.