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1• The term sex trafficking is often a “foreign” term that most people feel they can’t relate to but think about it this trafficking of minors is a severe form of child sexual abuse. The majority of victims were ...

2• sexually abused before they were trafficked. We believe all community members should be trained on the red flags of child sexual abuse, in order to help prevent the further victimization of any child.

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3• “Many victims of trafficking live at home and attend school. In the U.S., there are many children who are sexually exploited by their families or family friends for monetary gain, but still live at home. Despite the exploitation, these children ...

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1) Our systems that should be safe for children are failing! This young girl went to school covered in dirt and urine and wearing high heels AND DHS had over 21 reports made and yet this child wasn’t protected ...

2) and was left to be forced by her own family to do things children her age shouldn’t even know about. This story makes us so angry, and so sad for this girl. If you think this story is too heinous to be happening in the US, you’re incorrect. This is also happening in Colorado.
3) We know from law enforcement that children as young as babies and toddlers are being sold for sex and/or sexually abused by their own fathers and mothers in our neighborhoods. We have worked with several young ladies who have experienced this type of severe abuse at the ...
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January is National Human Trafficking and Slavery Awareness Month.
FACT: The reason we need to raise awareness of sex trafficking, is because there is such a tremendous demand for commercial sex, even with very young children.
There are millions of dollars being exchanged for sex and many studies reveal that although buyers of sex can be of any age and background, there is a common group - 35-YEAR-OLD MARRIED MEN WITH CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN !!!
Other studies have shown that many of these men purchased sex for the first time before the age of 21. Parents, let's teach our young boys how to VALUE women, RESPECT their bodies, and other ways of coping with peer pressure, and an over sexualized culture and society.
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