In Montana, two new criminal human trafficking cases were filed in federal courts in 2020. Zero defendants were convicted. 100 percent of active defendants were charged with sex trafficking, and zero percent were charged with forced labor. Since zero defendants were convicted federally, none were ordered to pay restitution to their victims. Only in 2018 have federal courts ordered a convicted Montana trafficking defendant to pay restitution, and Montana has only had trafficking convictions in 2017 and 2018.

*Each State Report’s findings are derived from data the Human Trafficking Institute compiled for the 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report. Findings are not a prevalence
estimate of trafficking in the state but instead serve as an objective summary of federal efforts to address human trafficking in that state. The Report does not capture
data from state prosecutions, federal or state civil suits, or unreported human trafficking cases.