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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Securing Restitution for a Victim of Human Trafficking

February 08, 2013

NCVLI is working with a South Carolina attorney who represents a victim of trafficking.  The victim was severely burned at the work site where he was forced to work, and was then kidnapped from the hospital and held against his will in the home of the trafficker.  While the victim has recovered some monies through worker’s compensation, he is seeking restitution from the defendant for additional loss suffered as a result of the kidnapping.  Defendant argues that the loss is not compensable because he was only charged with harboring an illegal alien and not trafficking or kidnapping.  NCVLI is working hard to ensure that the attorney is prepared with all the legal arguments possible to secure full restitution for this victim!


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