More than 300,000 young people in the U.S. are at risk for sexual exploitation annually. The average age for recruitment is 14, and no child is immune to the risks of sex trafficking.
Traffickers prey on young people’s vulnerabilities and then recruit, groom, and season them. Often, drugs and alcohol are used to assist the trafficker in controlling the young person.
Fran Gerbig of the Prevention Action Alliance joined Gary Rivers Friday morning to discuss the tactics used by sex traffickers who target teens, the red flags to be on the lookout for, and tips for parents and teachers to prevent this harrowing crime.
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