Law enforcement investigators collected 28 Internet ads and a Garmin GPS seized from one of the trafficker’s vehicles.
The investigators were able to study the information yielded by the GPS unit and establish locations of several of the trafficker’s customers. on Commc’n Leadership & Policy, Human Trafficking Online: The Role of Social Networking Sites and Online Classifieds 21–22 (2011) [hereinafter CCLP 2011 Report], https://edu/files/2011/09/Human Trafficking_9.
Also, the researchers noted that 2,050 of the online posts listed a telephone number that did not appear in any other post.
The balance of the telephone numbers were associated with numerous online posts, including 112 telephone numbers that were each associated with 25 or more online posts and 107 telephone numbers that were associated with 4,615 of the online posts. Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking, Technology and Human Trafficking 8 (Background Paper, 2008), and Human 3.
The activist suspected the two women were being lured into a human-trafficking operation but was unable to convince them not to travel to New York.