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The I-5 Freedom Network in San Clemente, a group of hotel business owners seeking to educate people about and reduce human trafficking, is looking to reach out to more lodging businesses on spotting these crimes.

Hotel owners recently participated in training to identify possible human trafficking taking place in their areas.

Participating hotels in the network include the Holiday Inn San Clemente, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western Casablanca, Casa Tropicana, the Inn at Calafia Beach, The Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills and the Double Tree Hotel at Dana Point. A few have these have already received training from the Department of Homeland Security.

The group also stated in a release that members are looking forward to connecting with the representatives of the Outlets at San Clemente to address human trafficking issues.

A separate awareness event regarding the issue is scheduled 6:45 p.m. June 2 at San Clemente High School. For more info, contact bmtwells@gmail.com.

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