The basics of the Trillium Farms case are shocking enough:
Human traffickers lured half a dozen teenage Guatemalan boys to central Ohio with the promise of schooling, prosecutors say, then confined them to dilapidated trailers and forced them to work 12 hours a day at an egg farm, confiscating their paychecks and threatening to kill them if they sought help.
But also shocking is how the youths ended up there:
The federal government had placed the teens with the traffickers, who had posed as relatives and family friends to take responsibility for the boys.
Now, congressional lawmakers are investigating how the Ohio traffickers and others managed to take advantage of...