Everybody said human trafficking was a problem in strip clubs, but really, she said, sex trafficking is everywhere. I'd get shoved around. Two people were arrested in Clearwater last May after an investigation that began with tips from strippers, Williger said. But some smaller, seedier clubs have been taken over by traffickers, in some instances with the consent of the owners and at other times without their knowledge, he said. One of Tampa's most well-known strip club owners, Joe Redner, attended the seminar and supports the efforts. The interview resonated with a lot of dancers in the room and helped break the ice, Williger said. This is an industry that has traditionally kept law enforcement at arm's length. Industry officials had seen a lot of publicity and legislation linking human trafficking to their business. He makes people think he believes you shouldn't sugar coat human trafficking. We weren't the most well received group. These clubs should be shut down today if that's the case. Louis, and the idea caught on and spread to other parts of the country. I've got people who are in danger from people who aren't in custody. He said there was even a pimp there, but when he started talking, the pimp slinked away. Williger said he's gotten investigation tips and intelligence on what is happening in human trafficking. Two years ago, Williger played the recording to a roomful of strippers and adult club owners who had gathered to talk about fighting modern-day slavery.