Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world!
Nearly 1,100 children, boys and girls, are forced into sexual trafficking each year. The average age of a young female prostitute is between 12 and 14 years of age, but some as young as 9 years old have been rescued from sex trafficking. Astoundingly, 1 in 3 runaways, gone for two weeks or more, is at risk of being trafficked or sex.
Over 30 counties in Ohio have dealt with this over the past 4 years. Children are recruited from all over, from EVERY socio-economic class and neighborhood.
The FBI considers northern Ohio to be one of the top areas in the country for recruiting, and Toledo is the per/capita leader for American cities. Many would assume that this is a problem only for the cities, but this cancer is eating at the suburban neighborhoods as well, and your own daughter is a target simply because she is a girl.
Ignoring it will not make it go away. These victims need your help to escape. Others need your help to raise awareness. Lets expose this sickness that is plaguing our state, our towns, our families, and our children.
Let’s run for their lives!