Trafficking of innocence
Trafficking of innocenceThe Stream talks to former victims of sex trafficking.
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They lurk in the dark corners of society and few are brave enough to speak out: they are the victims of sex trafficking. One group says as many as 200,000 sex workers in the US are children. Congress is moving on legislation to focus more attention on the problem, but is it enough?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Brook Bello @BrookBello
Executive director, More Too Life
Kwame Fosu @RebeccaProject
Policy director, The Rebecca Project for Human Rights
Tina Frundt @CourtneysHouse
Executive director & founder, Courtney's House
Andrea Powell @FAIR_Girls
Executive director & founder, FAIR Girls
Staca Shehan @MissingKids
Director of Case Analysis Division, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Withelma "T" Ortiz Walker Pettigrew
Domestic human trafficking advocate
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