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There are an estimated 313,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, according to data released in December. Described as modern day slavery, human trafficking exploits children and adults by forcing them to engage in sex or labor.

SAN ANTONIO  — A Qatar military official training at a U.S. military base in South Texas is facing federal charges after authorities say two of his foreign national employees were given little food and made to sleep on a pallet in a barren apartment.