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Lawsuit alleges three Aiken County motels knew about, profited from human trafficking

Aiken Standard, S.C. — Matthew Enfinger Aiken Standard, S.C.

May 23-- May 23--Three Aiken County motels are being sued for allegedly knowing about and profiting from sex trafficking that occurred at their property between August 2017 and 2018.

The plaintiff, represented by attorney Daniel R. Dalton of Mickelsen Dalton LLC in Mount Pleasant, is described as a female resident of South Carolina who is a victim of a "severe form of trafficking," according to a complaint filed Thursday through the Second Judicial Circuit.

The lawsuit states the plaintiff was trafficked throughout the state when she was 26 for the purposes of commercial sex.

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