Friday, February 23, 2018

Human Trafficking, A Local Issue

Human trafficking is perhaps the foremost human rights issue of our time.  Little boys and girls, young women and men, are kidnapped, drugged and exploited; turned into sex slaves for the pleasure and profit of others.  There are parents who exploit their own children.

This is not a modern phenomena.  Ninety years ago, my great grandmother ran a whore house in rural southern Ohio.  In that whore house, she pimped her 13 yr old daughter; my grandmother.

Victims speak out in this Human Trafficking Panel Discussion, presented on February 6, 2018 by the Mercy Alumnae Association.  
Human trafficking often goes on right under our noses and some of the warning signs are discussed in this forum.  The best weapon in this war, though, is for parents to discuss this issue (and other unpleasant topics) with their children.  Don't think it can't happen to your family.

Presenters include representatives from FBI, DCF, Middletown Police, Elected State Official.

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