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Exploiting The Vulnerable Part 2: Homelessness And Sex Trafficking

“Trafficking is the exploitation of vulnerability.” In this blog series, we’re discussing four key triggers that make a person more vulnerable to sex trafficking. The first factor that we discussed was foster care.  (Click here to see three reasons why foster kids are especially at risk for sex trafficking.) This week we’re discussing what is quite possibly the most obvious factor: homelessness.  Homeless youth are particularly at risk because of their obvious need for shelter and other basic essentials. Here are some numbers to show the gravity of the situation: - Nationally, as many as 2.4 million children run away from home each year. - 1 out of every 3 homeless teens will be lured toward prostitution within 48 hours...

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Couple Accused of Trafficking Texas Runaway

This article is an example of how homeless runaways are so vulnerable to exploitation. It's been said that within 48 hours of being on the street a homeless runaway will be approached by a trafficker or an opportunity to be exploited. That's why it's so important to teach young people about human trafficking and their worth and value.  Click this link to read this great article from knoxnews.com. http://www.knoxnews.com/news/watchful-eye/couple-accused-of-forcing-teen-into-sex-trade_71992587

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