More than 85 participants gathered at the Hopkinsville Senior Citizen’s Center from across the state for the 20th Senior Scam Jam. This isn’t a jamboree, these attendees are here to prevent themselves from becoming another statistic in the fastest growing crime in the nation.

Kentucky may seem like an unlikely breeding ground for human traffickers, but the problem is growing nationally and one area college is hoping a conference will shine a light on the issue.

Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of Anthony and Kathy Hart, a Madison County couple accused of trafficking their young daughters in Richmond, KY. It’s cases like these that Regan Lookadoo, organizer of a conference on human trafficking at Georgetown College, hopes will show Kentuckians it’s not just a problem overseas.