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  • - A TRAFFICKER GAINS MONEY.
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  • THE MORE CHILDREN THEY CAN HAVE WORKING FOR
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  • THEM, THAT THEY CAN VICTIMIZE THAT'S MORE
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  • MONEY FOR THEM.
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  • - SO AFTER THE FIRST TIME I WAS SOLD, HE HAD A
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  • COUPLE OF FRIENDS THERE.
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  • DURING THIS OCCASION THEY BASICALLY FILMED ME
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  • BEING RAPED.
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  • - HE KEPT ME ISOLATED ALONE IN A
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  • HOTEL ROOM.
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  • HE HAD BUYERS COME TO ME.
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  • - MEN AND WOMEN EXPLOIT BOYS AND GIRLS THROUGH
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  • FORCE, FRAUD, OR COERCION FOR SEX EVERY DAY
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  • IN AMERICA.
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  • - KELLY WRIGHT: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A GRAVE
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  • VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE US
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  • DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CALLS THE CRIME
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  • A FORM OF MODERN-DAY SLAVERY. EVERY YEAR
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  • MILLIONS OF MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN ARE
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  • TRAFFICKED AROUND THE GLOBE INCLUDING RIGHT
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  • HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
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  • IT'S ESTIMATED THAT HUMAN TRAFFICKERS GENERATE
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  • HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN PROFIT EACH
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  • YEAR SECOND ONLY TO DRUG TRAFFICKING AS THE MOST
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  • LUCRATIVE FORM OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
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  • UNFORTUNATELY THE CRIME OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS
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  • FAR MORE PERVASIVE THAN MOST REALIZE.
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  • VICTIMS WALK AMONG US EVERY DAY, AND IT'S LIKELY
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  • HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR VERY EYES.
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  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING HAPPENS IN ALL 50 STATES AND
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  • MIGHT NOT LOOK LIKE THE IMAGE YOU HAVE IN YOUR
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  • MIND WHICH IS WHY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
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  • EDUCATION ARE SUCH CRITICAL STRATEGIES IN
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  • THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
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  • I'M KELLY WRIGHT.
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  • TOGETHER WE'RE TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS ...
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  • TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS ...
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - MY FAMILY WHEN I WAS TEN YEARS OLD WAS
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  • REALLY GREAT, VERY SUPPORTIVE.
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  • THEN THE NEIGHBORHOOD MY GRANDMOTHER LIVED IN WAS
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  • PRETTY NORMAL.
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  • VERY LIKE LEAVE IT TO BEAVER NEIGHBORHOOD.
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  • WE RODE OUR BIKES AROUND ALL THE TIME.
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  • THERE WERE ALWAYS KIDS PLAYING.
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  • I FREQUENTLY WENT OVER TO MY GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE
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  • BECAUSE SHE'S KIND OF LIKE A SECOND MOM TO ME,
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  • AND SUDDENLY THERE WAS THIS YOUNG MAN I WAS
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  • INTRODUCED TO THAT I DIDN'T KNOW AT THE TIME,
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  • BUT COME TO FIND OUT SHE WAS TRYING TO HELP TAKE
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  • CARE OF HIM.
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  • AND SO HE'D COME OVER FOR FAMILY DINERS WITH US AND
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  • JUST KIND OF WAS HANGING AROUND A LOT.
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  • SO MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS YOUNG MAN STARTED
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  • GROWING, AND BEFORE I KNEW IT, IT HAD GONE FROM
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  • KIND OF A MORE PLAYFUL OR EVEN PROTECTIVE
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  • RELATIONSHIP TO MORE SEXUAL, NOT BECAUSE I
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  • WANTED IT TO BUT WE'D START PLAYING GAMES LIKE
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  • WRESTLING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND IT WOULD
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  • TURN INTO SOMETHING ELSE.
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  • I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR ONE.
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  • I MEAN, I WAS TEN, BUT THE THINGS THAT HE WAS
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  • TEACHING ME TO DO I THOUGHT AT THE TIME WAS
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  • JUST FOR HIM.
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  • BUT HE WAS GROOMING ME FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
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  • THERE WAS NEVER A CONVERSATION.
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  • I NEVER ACTUALLY KNEW THAT'S WHAT WAS
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  • HAPPENING, BUT THE FIRST TIME HE SOLD ME IT WAS
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  • KIND OF A STEP-BY-STEP THING.
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  • FIRST HE HAD ME SNEAK OVER TO HIS HOUSE, AND HE
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  • HAD ANOTHER RANDOM PERSON I'D NEVER MET THERE.
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  • AND HE BASICALLY COMMANDED FOR ME TO DANCE
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  • FOR HIM, LIKE HE HAD BEEN TEACHING ME.
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  • AND IT WAS AT THAT TIME THAT HE OFFERED ME TO
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  • THAT PERSON FOR $100.
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  • AGAIN, I WAS LIKE TEN OR 11 AT THE TIME AND HIS
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  • FRIEND GETS UP AND GOES THROUGH HIS BACK DRAWER
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  • UP THE STAIRS, AND HE GRABBED MY HAND AND HE
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  • LOOKED ME IN THE EYE AND HE SAID, YOU'LL DO
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  • WHAT I SAY.
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  • IF I TOLD ANYONE WHAT WAS GOING ON THAT HE WOULD DO
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  • THE SAME THING TO MY YOUNGER SISTER.
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  • HE JUST GUIDED ME TO HIS ROOM.
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  • IT'S ALL KIND OF LIKE A BLUR AND WAS VERY SURREAL.
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  • I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I WAS EVEN IN MY BODY.
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  • SO AFTER THE FIRST TIME THAT I WAS SOLD, HE HAD
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  • ME COME OVER TO HIS HOUSE AGAIN, AND HE HAD A
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  • COUPLE OF FRIENDS THERE.
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  • DURING THIS OCCASION THEY BASICALLY FILMED ME
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  • BEING RAPED.
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  • AND THAT WAS EARLY 2000'S, KIND OF DAWN OF
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  • INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY, AND I CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT
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  • THAT IS WHAT THEY USED TO ADVERTISE ME.
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  • [SIRENS]
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  • - IN A RECENT INTERVIEW THAT I WAS DOING WITH A
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  • LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN WASHINGTON STATE, AND
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  • WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THEIR STRATEGIES AND
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  • TACTICS ON THE ONLINE CHANNELS, AND HE SHARED
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  • WITH ME WHEN THEY DO THEIR STINGS ON ANY GIVEN
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  • NIGHT THEY CAN BUST UP TO 8 ADULTS TRYING TO BUY
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  • SEX WITH A CHILD.
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  • THIS IS ONE COUNTY IN ONE STATE IN ONE NIGHT.
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  • 8 PEOPLE, 8 ADULTS TRYING TO BUY SEX WITH A CHILD,
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  • SO IF YOU TAKE A STEP BACK AND YOU LOOK AT A
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  • BIGGER PICTURE, YOU LOOK AT IF THAT WAS OVER JUST
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  • THE COURSE OF A WEEK, THAT'S 56 KIDS.
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  • 56 KIDS ON ONE SITE BY ONE OFFICER.
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  • THERE'S LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF THESE TYPES
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  • OF WEBSITES.
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  • - TRAFFICKERS ADVERTISE VICTIMS ON WEB SITES IN
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  • MORE THAN 3.000 US COUNTIES.
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  • SO I GOT INTO BEING AN ADVOCATE.
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  • I ANSWERED A CALLING HAVING EXPERIENCED -- I WAS
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  • TRAFFICKED BY A YOUNG PERSON AND I WANTED TO
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  • ASSIGN MEANING TO ALL THAT, AND I BELIEVE I
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  • ANSWERED A CALLING TO BE A VOICE FOR THESE
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  • YOUNG PEOPLE.
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  • - THE FBI ALSO HOPES TO DRAW PUBLIC ATTENTION TO
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  • THE PROBLEM OF SEX TRAFFICKING THROUGH AN
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  • ANNUAL STING OPERATION THEY CALL OPERATION
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  • CROSS COUNTRY.
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  • ANNUALLY MORE THAN 5.000 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
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  • TAKE PART IN STING OPERATIONS IN AREAS
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  • FREQUENTED BY PIMPS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS.
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  • - WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OPERATION CROSS COUNTRY
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  • OR THESE TYPES OF OPERATIONS THAT WE RUN,
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  • THE PRIMARY GOAL IS REALLY TO RECOVER CHILDREN.
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  • SO WE DEFINITELY WANT TO ARREST THOSE WHO HAVE
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  • EXPLOITED CHILDREN, BUT OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS
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  • REALLY TO RECOVER CHILDREN AND THEN NOT
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  • ONLY FROM THE RECOVERY STANDPOINT BUT PROVIDING
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  • THEM VICTIM SERVICES TO GET THEM BACK HOME OR
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  • BACK INTEGRATED INTO SOCIETY.
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  • - PART OF THE VICTIM SPECIALIST APPROACH IS
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  • BEING ON SCENE WITH THE AGENTS AND TASK FORCE
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  • OFFICERS MAKING SURE WE HAVE THAT ONE-ON-ONE
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  • CONTACT WITH THESE VICTIMS.
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  • SO PART OF MY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY IS MAKING
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  • SURE THAT I FIRST AND FOR MOST PROVIDE REALLY GOOD
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  • CRISIS INTERVENTION, THAT WE'RE PROVIDING NEEDS
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  • ASSESSMENTS, KIND OF DOING PSYCHO SOCIAL
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  • ASSESSMENTS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEIR
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  • BACKGROUND IS.
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  • ARE THEY RUNAWAYS?
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  • DO THEY HAVE ANY KIND OF JUVENILE
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  • DELINQUENCY HISTORY?
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  • HOW CAN WE PROVIDE SOME GOOD SUPPORT FOR THEM TO
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  • KEEP THEM OUT OF THAT LIFE SO THEY DON'T GO
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  • BACK TO THAT.
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  • - YOU'RE OKAY, ALL RIGHT.
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  • YOU'RE NOT IN TROUBLE.
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  • - MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT FOREIGN BORN THAT ARE
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  • TRAFFICKED DOMESTICALLY IN THE UNITED STATES.
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  • WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PREVALENCE OF OUR YOUNG
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  • PEOPLE RIGHT HERE, RIGHT HERE ON AMERICAN SOIL BE
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  • TRAFFICKED WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.
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  • - EXPERTS ESTIMATE 80% OF SEX TRAFFICKING
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  • VICTIMS IN AMERICA ARE US CITIZENS.
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  • - WE WORK 365 ON A DAILY BASIS RECOVERING THESE
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  • HIGH RISK KIDS AND KIDS WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN
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  • SEX TRAFFIC BEING JUST MAKING SURE WE'RE GETTING
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  • THESE CASES THE BEST CARE WE CAN.
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  • - AT THE TIME MOMENT YOU RECOVER THAT VICTIM, THE
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  • MOMENT THAT YOU GET THAT VICTIM STARTED INTO
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  • SOCIAL SERVICES AND MAYBE IDENTIFYING SOME OF THOSE
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  • NEEDS THAT VICTIM MAY HAVE BECAUSE THE VICTIM
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  • MAY HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILY FOR A
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  • NUMBER OF YEARS.
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  • THEY MAY BE HOMELESS, SO WHEN YOU RECOVER THAT
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  • VICTIM, THAT STARTS THE PROCESS OF GETTING THAT
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  • PERSON BACK ON TRAFFIC.
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  • SO FOR ME AND FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WORK THIS
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  • VIOLATION FIND THIS VERY GRATIFYING BECAUSE WE'RE
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  • HAVING AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT, BUT WHAT I
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  • UNDERSTAND AND WHAT THE MEN AND QUICK WHO WORK
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  • THIS VIOLATION UNDERSTAND IS THAT THERE ARE MANY
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  • MORE VICTIMS WE NEED TO REACH.
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  • - FEDERAL LAW MAKES IT CLEAR THAT ANY CHILD
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  • UNDER 18 WHO IS SOLD FOR SEX IS BY DEFINITION A
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  • VICTIM OF TRAFFICKING.
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  • HOWEVER, SURVIVORS ARE OFTEN ARRESTED FOR THE
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  • CRIME THEY WERE FORCED TO COMMIT BY
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  • THEIR TRAFFICKERS.
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  • SO NOT ONLY IS THE VICTIM GIVEN A DAMAGING CRIMINAL
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  • RECORD, THE FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE CRIMINALS IN
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  • A CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING CASE LEAVES ABUSERS ON
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  • THE STREET.
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  • - THERE ARE 26 STATES THAT STILL CRIMINALIZE A
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  • CHILD FOR THE CRIME OF PROSTITUTION DESPITE
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  • THE FACT THAT IS THE VERY SAME CONDUCT THAT MAKES
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  • THEM A VICTIM OF TRAFFICKING.
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  • WE HAVE KIDS WHO ARE TRAUMATIZED AND NEED
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  • SERVICES, AND INSTEAD THEY'RE OFTEN BEING
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  • DRAFTED INTO ADVERSARIAL PROCESSES.
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  • THEY'RE GETTING THE MESSAGE THAT THEY'RE
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  • SOMEHOW RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN VICTIMIZATION.
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  • IT'S A VERY TROUBLING DISCONNECT.
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  • THE PROTECTED INNOCENCE CHALLENGE IS A PROJECT
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  • WHERE WE ANALYZE THE LAWS IN ALL 50 STATES AND THE
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  • DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA, AND WE ASSESS THE STRENGTH OF
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  • THOSE LAWS USING A 41 COMPONENT FRAMEWORK.
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  • WE ISSUE A REPORT CARD AND GRADE FOR EVERY STATE.
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  • THE STRENGTH OF THEIR LAWS TO COMBAT
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  • CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING.
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  • SO IT IS MEANT TO BE A TOOL FOR LEGISLATORS,
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  • A TOOL FOR ADVOCATES, ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE
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  • SURE THAT THEIR STATE HAS A STRONG LEGAL FRAMEWORK
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  • FOR PROTECTING CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING.
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  • SINCE WE STARTED IN 2011, WE'VE SEEN MORE AND MORE
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  • STATES ACTUALLY CHANGE THE LAW TO RECOGNIZE THAT
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  • IF YOU'RE BUYING SEX WITH A CHILD, THAT'S NOT
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  • PROSTITUTION BUT THAT ESSENTIALLY, IT'S PAYING
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  • FOR THE CHILD, AND THAT IS A SERIOUS CRIME.
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  • - IN A MOMENT ON TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, AN
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  • ANONYMOUS GUEST SHARES HOW SHE WAS TRICKED INTO
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  • TRAFFICKING BY A PERSON POSING AS A MODELING AGENT.
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  • - NARRATOR: HER STORY BEGINS LIKE ANY OTHER.
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  • SHE DESIRES RELATIONSHIPS THAT ARE SAFE,
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  • SUPPORTIVE, AFFECTIONATE.
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  • BUT WHAT SHE TOOK FOR LOVE TURNED MANIPULATIVE,
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  • VIOLENT, CONTROLLING, ISOLATING,
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  • LOST INTO A WORLD OF TRAFFICKING.
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  • BECAUSE BUYERS PAY TRAFFICKERS TO SUPPLY
  • 00:11:08.070 --> 00:11:10.080
  • YOUNGER AND YOUNGER CHILDREN.
  • 00:11:10.100 --> 00:11:16.060
  • AND SHE'S WAITING FOR YOU TO NOTICE.
  • 00:11:16.080 --> 00:11:25.260
  • SHE'S NOT IN CLASS.
  • 00:11:25.280 --> 00:11:28.130
  • SHE'S NOT SAFE IN BED.
  • 00:11:28.150 --> 00:11:31.140
  • SHE'S NOT SCORING THE GOAL.
  • 00:11:31.160 --> 00:11:35.100
  • SHE IS BEING BOUGHT AND SOLD FOR SEX.
  • 00:11:35.120 --> 00:11:40.070
  • BUT WOULD YOU KNOW IT IF YOU SAW IT?
  • 00:11:40.090 --> 00:11:42.130
  • SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL AIMS TO REVERSE THIS CYCLE.
  • 00:11:42.150 --> 00:11:48.030
  • WE EDUCATE ON SIGNS OF TRAFFICKING,
  • 00:11:48.050 --> 00:11:50.130
  • TRAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT,
  • 00:11:50.150 --> 00:11:52.150
  • ADVOCATE FOR STRONGER LAWS,
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:54.250
  • OFFER SHELTER AND SERVICES,
  • 00:11:54.270 --> 00:11:57.250
  • ALL TO STOP THE EXPLOITATION ONCE AND FOR ALL.
  • 00:11:57.270 --> 00:12:02.150
  • SO SHE IS IN CLASS, IS SCORING THE GOAL,
  • 00:12:02.170 --> 00:12:06.250
  • IS SAFE IN BED.
  • 00:12:06.270 --> 00:12:10.200
  • PRETTY SIMPLE.
  • 00:12:10.220 --> 00:12:12.200
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:12:12.220 --> 00:12:17.280
  • - AT THE AGE OF 14, I MET A MAN WHO WAS JUST
  • 00:12:20.170 --> 00:12:25.190
  • OFFERING A PARTY AT THE TIME.
  • 00:12:25.210 --> 00:12:27.130
  • I WENT ALONG WITH HIM TO THIS PARTY.
  • 00:12:27.150 --> 00:12:31.030
  • OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT SIX WEEKS, HE KEPT
  • 00:12:31.050 --> 00:12:33.230
  • ME ISOLATED AWAY, ALONE IN A HOTEL ROOM.
  • 00:12:33.250 --> 00:12:38.210
  • HE HAD BUYERS COME TO ME AND HE COLLECTED THE
  • 00:12:38.230 --> 00:12:44.280
  • MONEY, OR HE PERSONALLY DROVE ME TO BUYERS WHERE
  • 00:12:45.000 --> 00:12:49.070
  • HE WOULD COLLECT THE MONEY AND THEN
  • 00:12:49.090 --> 00:12:51.100
  • I WOULD PERFORM THE SERVICE AND LEAVE.
  • 00:12:51.120 --> 00:12:56.240
  • - BECAUSE OF THE HIDDEN NATURE OF THE CRIME,
  • 00:12:56.260 --> 00:12:59.050
  • IT IS ESSENTIALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW HOW MANY VICTIMS
  • 00:12:59.070 --> 00:13:02.180
  • OF SEX TRAFFICKING THERE ARE HERE
  • 00:13:02.200 --> 00:13:04.220
  • IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • 00:13:04.240 --> 00:13:06.240
  • HOWEVER, MANY EXPERTS BELIEVE THE NUMBER IS
  • 00:13:06.260 --> 00:13:09.060
  • IN EXCESS OF 100.000.
  • 00:13:09.080 --> 00:13:12.070
  • AND THE AVERAGE AGE OF ENTRY TO SEX TRAFFICKING,
  • 00:13:12.090 --> 00:13:15.040
  • WELL IT'S ESTIMATED TO BE 12 TO 14 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:13:15.060 --> 00:13:20.000
  • THESE NUMBERS OFTEN SPARK PUBLIC DEBATE, BUT
  • 00:13:20.020 --> 00:13:22.170
  • WHETHER IT'S 12 YEARS OLD, 17 OR 19, THE ISSUE
  • 00:13:22.190 --> 00:13:26.060
  • STILL REMAINS: EVERY DAY VIOLENCE IS BEING DONE TO
  • 00:13:26.080 --> 00:13:30.280
  • AMERICA'S YOUTH THROUGH SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN
  • 00:13:31.000 --> 00:13:34.040
  • EVERY SINGLE STATE.
  • 00:13:34.060 --> 00:13:37.240
  • - I THINK WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT IS TO THINK
  • 00:13:37.260 --> 00:13:40.250
  • ABOUT WHY IS THAT THE MOST COMMONLY WANTED
  • 00:13:40.270 --> 00:13:45.130
  • AGE RANGE OF BUYERS.
  • 00:13:45.150 --> 00:13:49.030
  • WE WOULDN'T HAVE THAT KIND OF DEMAND IF BUYERS
  • 00:13:49.050 --> 00:13:51.270
  • WEREN'T LOOKING TO PURCHASE CHILDREN OF THAT AGE.
  • 00:13:51.290 --> 00:13:56.170
  • - OFTENTIMES A TRAFFICKER WHO IS USUALLY
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:23.050
  • MUCH OLDER THAN THE CHILD, WILL LURE THE
  • 00:14:23.070 --> 00:14:26.170
  • CHILD IN BY PRETENDING TO BE THEIR BOYFRIEND OR
  • 00:14:26.190 --> 00:14:29.030
  • SOMEONE WHO LOVES THEM AND SOMEONE WHO WILL
  • 00:14:29.050 --> 00:14:30.150
  • TAKE CARE OF THEM.
  • 00:14:30.170 --> 00:14:32.030
  • - BECAUSE OF THE TACTICS THAT A TRAFFICKER MAY USE
  • 00:14:48.210 --> 00:14:51.040
  • TO LURE A VICTIM, THAT YOUTH MAY NOT EVEN KNOW
  • 00:14:51.060 --> 00:14:53.280
  • THAT THEY'RE BEING TRAFFICKED, SO WHY WOULD
  • 00:14:54.000 --> 00:14:55.230
  • THEY THEN REPORT THAT IF THEY DON'T THINK THAT
  • 00:14:55.250 --> 00:14:58.280
  • THEY'RE BEING VICTIMIZED.
  • 00:14:59.000 --> 00:15:00.290
  • - A TRAFFICKER DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE CHILD,
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:19.140
  • IT DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE VICTIMS.
  • 00:15:19.160 --> 00:15:21.170
  • THE TRAFFICKER CARES ABOUT MONEY.
  • 00:15:21.190 --> 00:15:23.270
  • THERE'S NO LENGTH THAT THEY WON'T GO TO BE
  • 00:15:23.290 --> 00:15:26.120
  • ABLE TO REACH A CHILD, TO GET THEM TO DO
  • 00:15:26.140 --> 00:15:29.100
  • WHAT THEY WANT THEM TO DO.
  • 00:15:29.120 --> 00:15:32.140
  • - A CHILD IS NOT BENEFITING FROM THE
  • 00:15:45.150 --> 00:15:47.120
  • SITUATION AT ALL.
  • 00:15:47.140 --> 00:15:48.280
  • THEY ARE LITERALLY FORCED TO HAVE SEX AND ARE BEING
  • 00:15:49.000 --> 00:15:51.080
  • RAPED TIME AND TIME AGAIN AT THE BENEFIT
  • 00:15:51.100 --> 00:15:53.070
  • OF THE TRAFFICKER.
  • 00:15:53.090 --> 00:15:55.070
  • - A GIRL BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 TO 16 HAVE
  • 00:16:03.090 --> 00:16:06.100
  • BEEN KNOWN TO HAVE SEVEN TO TEN BUYERS A NIGHT.
  • 00:16:06.120 --> 00:16:12.070
  • THE AVERAGE PURCHASE OF HER BODY IN EACH
  • 00:16:12.090 --> 00:16:17.030
  • TRANSACTION COULD BE UPWARDS OF $300 DOLLARS.
  • 00:16:17.050 --> 00:16:21.020
  • - THE AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IS REPORTED TO BE SEVEN
  • 00:16:40.040 --> 00:16:41.200
  • YEARS FOR A YOUNG PERSON BEING TRAFFICKED IF NOT
  • 00:16:41.220 --> 00:16:44.010
  • IDENTIFIED AND CONNECTED WITH SERVICES.
  • 00:16:44.030 --> 00:16:46.240
  • THERE'S MURDER BY THE TRAFFICKER, THERE'S
  • 00:16:46.260 --> 00:16:48.260
  • SUICIDE, DRUG OVERDOSE.
  • 00:16:48.280 --> 00:16:50.240
  • - IF YOU ENTER AT 13 AND YOUR LIFE SPAN ON AVERAGE
  • 00:16:50.260 --> 00:16:55.080
  • IS SEVEN YEARS, SOME OF THESE KIDS ARE GONNA BE
  • 00:16:55.100 --> 00:16:58.160
  • LUCKY TO HIT 21.
  • 00:16:58.180 --> 00:17:01.040
  • THEY WILL DIE BEFORE THEY ARE EVEN A LEGAL ADULT.
  • 00:17:01.060 --> 00:17:05.090
  • - WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE DIFFERENT
  • 00:17:09.150 --> 00:17:11.100
  • INDUSTRIES THAT BENEFIT FROM IT, THE STRIP CLUBS,
  • 00:17:11.120 --> 00:17:15.090
  • THE PORNOGRAPHY INDUSTRY, THE ESCORT SERVICES,
  • 00:17:15.110 --> 00:17:19.110
  • MASSAGE PARLORS, THE PHONE SEX LINE, THAT'S
  • 00:17:19.130 --> 00:17:22.140
  • WHAT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION BECAUSE
  • 00:17:22.160 --> 00:17:24.160
  • WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING,
  • 00:17:24.180 --> 00:17:25.260
  • THEY THINK THEY SAW THE MOVIE TAKEN.
  • 00:17:25.280 --> 00:17:28.270
  • - WE LOOK AT UNITED STATES WHICH IS A LEADER
  • 00:17:28.290 --> 00:17:31.170
  • IN MANY ECONOMIC WAYS WORLDWIDE.
  • 00:17:31.190 --> 00:17:33.200
  • WE LEAD IN TECHNOLOGY, WE LEAD IN ARMED FORCES,
  • 00:17:33.220 --> 00:17:38.210
  • WE LEAD IN SCIENCE.
  • 00:17:38.230 --> 00:17:42.130
  • WE ALSO ARE THE WORLDS LARGEST PRODUCER
  • 00:17:42.150 --> 00:17:44.230
  • OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
  • 00:17:44.250 --> 00:17:46.210
  • - IN OUR COUNTRY, PORNOGRAPHY IS SUCH AN
  • 00:17:46.230 --> 00:17:49.190
  • EPIDEMIC THAT PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH AND
  • 00:17:49.210 --> 00:17:52.100
  • PEOPLE THINK IT'S SO EASY, RIGHT?
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:53.250
  • YOU CLICK THE BUTTON, YOU BUY A VIDEO, YOU BUY A
  • 00:17:53.270 --> 00:17:56.000
  • PICTURE AND YOU THINK IT'S A VICTIMLESS CRIME.
  • 00:17:56.020 --> 00:17:58.240
  • YOU DON'T SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THAT PERSON
  • 00:17:58.260 --> 00:18:02.090
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT PICTURE AND THE OTHER
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:04.230
  • SIDE OF THE VIDEO, AND IT'S HEARTBREAKING
  • 00:18:04.250 --> 00:18:06.280
  • BECAUSE WE GET TO SEE THAT PAIN.
  • 00:18:07.000 --> 00:18:08.230
  • WE GET TO SEE THAT ABUSE ON A DAILY--
  • 00:18:08.250 --> 00:18:11.270
  • SORRY.
  • 00:18:11.290 --> 00:18:17.070
  • WE GET TO SEE THAT EVERY DAY, AND THAT'S WHY THEIR
  • 00:18:17.090 --> 00:18:20.010
  • CHILDHOOD WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM BECAUSE THEY
  • 00:18:20.030 --> 00:18:23.070
  • DIDN'T GET TO BE OUTSIDE AND JUST PLAY AND
  • 00:18:23.090 --> 00:18:25.000
  • BE A REGULAR TEENAGER.
  • 00:18:25.020 --> 00:18:26.240
  • AND I DON'T THINK ANY CHILD SHOULD
  • 00:18:26.260 --> 00:18:27.290
  • HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT.
  • 00:18:28.010 --> 00:18:29.280
  • - WHEREVER YOU SEE MASSAGE PARLOR, WHEREVER
  • 00:18:30.000 --> 00:18:31.200
  • YOU SEE A JAPANESE SAUNA, WHEREVER YOU SEE AN
  • 00:18:31.220 --> 00:18:33.110
  • ESCORT SERVICE, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE HUMAN
  • 00:18:33.130 --> 00:18:37.140
  • TRAFFICKING ESPECIALLY SEX TRAFFICKING.
  • 00:18:37.160 --> 00:18:39.210
  • AS A CHILD, WHEN WE WERE TRAFFICKED ALL THROUGH
  • 00:18:39.230 --> 00:18:43.120
  • NEW YORK, L.A. AND LAS VEGAS,
  • 00:18:43.140 --> 00:18:45.130
  • THE TRAFFICKER OWNED AN ESCORT SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS,
  • 00:18:45.150 --> 00:18:49.080
  • AND WE WERE KIDS, AND THAT WAS THE DISGUISE.
  • 00:18:49.100 --> 00:18:52.160
  • SO WHEN THEY WOULD WALK US THROUGH THESE MASSIVE
  • 00:18:52.180 --> 00:18:54.260
  • RESORTS AND HOTELS, MANY INDIVIDUALS IN THE
  • 00:18:54.280 --> 00:18:58.230
  • EXECUTIVE, I GUESS IF YOU WANT TO SAY STAFF, OF
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:19:03.060
  • THAT RESORT OR HOTEL KNEW THAT WE WERE KIDS, BUT
  • 00:19:03.080 --> 00:19:06.090
  • THEY ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:19:06.110 --> 00:19:09.040
  • I CAME FROM A REALLY GOOD FAMILY, WAS A STRAIGHT
  • 00:19:09.060 --> 00:19:12.060
  • 'A' STUDENT, PLAYED SPORTS, FIRST GIRL IN
  • 00:19:12.080 --> 00:19:13.230
  • CALIFORNIA TO BE IN LITTLE LEAGUE.
  • 00:19:13.250 --> 00:19:15.230
  • I WAS A SCIENCE GEEK, MOTHER WAS A SCHOLAR.
  • 00:19:15.250 --> 00:19:19.170
  • AND SO WITHOUT GOING INTO IT, THE IDEA THAT ANY
  • 00:19:19.190 --> 00:19:22.170
  • YOUTH TODAY CAN BECOME A VICTIM OF HUMAN
  • 00:19:22.190 --> 00:19:27.100
  • TRAFFICKING WHEN THEY'RE NOT EVEN LOOKING FOR IT
  • 00:19:27.120 --> 00:19:29.070
  • SIMPLY BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE EXTREMELY AND PROFOUNDLY
  • 00:19:29.090 --> 00:19:31.110
  • VULNERABLE IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.
  • 00:19:31.130 --> 00:19:33.250
  • - I THINK A VERY COMMON MISCONCEPTION IS THAT
  • 00:19:36.040 --> 00:19:38.140
  • TRAFFICKING IS ONLY A VAN WITH NO WINDOWS FULL OF
  • 00:19:38.160 --> 00:19:43.270
  • GIRLS FROM GUATEMALA THAT ARE BEING DRIVEN
  • 00:19:43.290 --> 00:19:46.030
  • ACROSS THE BORDER.
  • 00:19:46.050 --> 00:19:47.220
  • TRAFFICKING TAKES PLACE EVERY SINGLE DAY IN THE
  • 00:19:47.240 --> 00:19:50.170
  • UNITED STATES IN MY COMMUNITY,
  • 00:19:50.190 --> 00:19:52.030
  • IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
  • 00:19:52.050 --> 00:19:55.110
  • A TRAFFICKER GAINS MONEY, THE MORE CHILDREN THAT
  • 00:19:55.130 --> 00:19:58.240
  • THEY CAN HAVE WORKING FOR THEM, THAT THEY CAN
  • 00:19:58.260 --> 00:20:00.180
  • VICTIMIZE, THAT'S MORE MONEY FOR THEM.
  • 00:20:00.200 --> 00:20:03.250
  • AND I'VE OFTEN HEARD THE YOUNGER THAT A CHILD IS,
  • 00:20:03.270 --> 00:20:06.280
  • THE MORE MONEY THAT A TRAFFICKER CAN MAKE, SO
  • 00:20:07.000 --> 00:20:10.010
  • THEY ARE GAINING MONEY.
  • 00:20:10.030 --> 00:20:12.200
  • - AND YOUR THUMB. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  • 00:20:12.220 --> 00:20:15.210
  • - IT IS SOMEONE THAT IS PRETENDING TO BE A 14
  • 00:20:15.230 --> 00:20:18.100
  • YEAR-OLD BOY THAT IS COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR
  • 00:20:18.120 --> 00:20:20.210
  • DAUGHTER AT HOME, AND TRYING TO LURE THAT
  • 00:20:20.230 --> 00:20:22.260
  • PERSON TO MEET THEM.
  • 00:20:22.280 --> 00:20:26.150
  • IT IS YOUR NEIGHBOR THAT IS GOING ONLINE ACTIVELY
  • 00:20:26.170 --> 00:20:30.020
  • SEEKING YOUNG GIRLS AND BOYS.
  • 00:20:30.040 --> 00:20:33.260
  • IT IS MUCH MORE PREVALENT THAN PEOPLE KNOW, AND
  • 00:20:33.280 --> 00:20:36.120
  • PART OF THE REASON FOR THAT IS THAT IT'S STILL A
  • 00:20:36.140 --> 00:20:38.150
  • TABU TOPIC THAT IS NOT DISCUSSED.
  • 00:20:38.170 --> 00:20:41.240
  • THERE IS NOT A SINGLE COMMUNITY THAT IS NOT
  • 00:20:43.170 --> 00:20:45.140
  • IMPACTED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING FROM MY
  • 00:20:45.160 --> 00:20:47.180
  • VANTAGE POINT.
  • 00:20:47.200 --> 00:20:49.030
  • THIS IS AN EPIDEMIC THAT CROSSES ALL CITIES.
  • 00:20:49.050 --> 00:20:53.130
  • IT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE.
  • 00:20:53.150 --> 00:20:56.000
  • - BOYFRIENDING, LOVER BOY OR THE ROMEO
  • 00:20:56.020 --> 00:20:59.010
  • TECHNIQUE IS ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED
  • 00:20:59.030 --> 00:21:01.260
  • METHODS OF COERCION THAT TRAFFICKERS USE.
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:05.210
  • YOU SEE, DURING THE RECRUITMENT PHASE, A
  • 00:21:05.230 --> 00:21:07.160
  • TRAFFICKER SHOWERS A VULNERABLE INDIVIDUAL
  • 00:21:07.180 --> 00:21:10.120
  • WITH AFFECTION AND GIFTS, PAINTS A ROMANTIC DREAM
  • 00:21:10.140 --> 00:21:13.220
  • OF A BEAUTIFUL LIFE TOGETHER, ONLY TO LATER
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:16.200
  • EXPLOIT THE ONLY FORM OF CURRENCY THE INDIVIDUAL
  • 00:21:16.220 --> 00:21:19.030
  • HAS, THEIR BODY.
  • 00:21:19.050 --> 00:21:23.260
  • - PEOPLE OFTEN ASK WHY VICTIMS DON'T LEAVE, OR
  • 00:21:23.280 --> 00:21:26.020
  • WHY THEY DON'T ESCAPE?
  • 00:21:26.040 --> 00:21:27.280
  • BUT THE REAL QUESTION SHOULD BE, WHY DID THEY STAY?
  • 00:21:28.000 --> 00:21:30.130
  • AND THAT'S A MUCH MORE COMPLICATED ANSWER.
  • 00:21:30.150 --> 00:21:33.100
  • - A CHILD WOULD DO ANYTHING TO BE LOVED,
  • 00:21:33.120 --> 00:21:36.290
  • ANYTHING, AND HERE COMES A TRAFFICKER.
  • 00:21:37.010 --> 00:21:39.260
  • I WILL LOVE YOU, I WILL FEED YOU, I'LL TAKE CARE
  • 00:21:39.280 --> 00:21:43.070
  • OF YOU. WE'LL HAVE MONEY. WE'LL TRAVEL THE WORLD.
  • 00:21:43.090 --> 00:21:45.060
  • WE'LL HAVE CLOTHES.
  • 00:21:45.080 --> 00:21:47.160
  • - THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WAYS THAT THEY CAN MEET.
  • 00:21:47.180 --> 00:21:49.240
  • IT COULD BE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
  • 00:21:49.260 --> 00:21:51.050
  • [NOTIFICATION SOUNDS]
  • 00:21:51.070 --> 00:21:53.080
  • HE MIGHT FIND A PICTURE ON INSTAGRAM AND THINK,
  • 00:21:53.100 --> 00:21:55.030
  • OH, SHE'S CUTE.
  • 00:21:55.050 --> 00:21:56.150
  • SHE LOOKS VULNERABLE.
  • 00:21:56.170 --> 00:21:58.000
  • MAYBE SHE LOOKS INSECURE, OR MAYBE SHE'S VERY
  • 00:21:58.020 --> 00:22:00.050
  • HUNGRY AND NEEDY FOR ATTENTION OR AFFIRMATION.
  • 00:22:00.070 --> 00:22:03.010
  • HE'S GOING TO ESTABLISH AN INITIAL CONVERSATION
  • 00:22:03.030 --> 00:22:05.190
  • WHERE HE'S A SAFE PERSON THAT SHE CAN TRUST.
  • 00:22:05.210 --> 00:22:09.150
  • LITTLE BY LITTLE BY LITTLE, THEY START
  • 00:22:09.170 --> 00:22:11.170
  • TALKING, TEXTING, SEEING EACH OTHER.
  • 00:22:11.190 --> 00:22:14.030
  • THEN HE'S GOING TO CONFESS THAT HE HAS
  • 00:22:14.050 --> 00:22:16.150
  • FEELINGS FOR HER, BUT BECAUSE HE'S PROBABLY
  • 00:22:16.170 --> 00:22:18.250
  • OLDER THAN HER, THE REST OF THE WORLD IS NOT GOING
  • 00:22:18.270 --> 00:22:21.160
  • TO UNDERSTAND THEIR LOVE.
  • 00:22:21.180 --> 00:22:23.190
  • - AND IF ALL ELSE FAILS, HE ALSO, OR SHE ALSO,
  • 00:22:23.210 --> 00:22:25.180
  • GETS YOU ADDICTED TO DRUGS.
  • 00:22:25.200 --> 00:22:27.120
  • THEY SHOT ME UP WITH HEROIN.
  • 00:22:27.140 --> 00:22:29.280
  • YOU BECOME ADDICTED, NOT BECAUSE YOU PURSUE DRUGS,
  • 00:22:30.000 --> 00:22:32.210
  • BUT BECAUSE YOUR YOUNG BODY WAS GIVEN A NARCOTIC.
  • 00:22:32.230 --> 00:22:36.190
  • - THAT'S ONE OF THE TOOLS THAT PIMPS USE TO
  • 00:22:36.210 --> 00:22:40.200
  • KEEP THESE GIRLS UNDER CONTROL AND KEEP THEM IN
  • 00:22:40.220 --> 00:22:43.180
  • THE WORKING STATUS. THEY NEEDS THE DRUGS.
  • 00:22:43.200 --> 00:22:46.270
  • THEY NEEDS THE MONEY TO GET THE DRUGS, SO THAT'S
  • 00:22:46.290 --> 00:22:49.170
  • A BIG KEY FACTOR IN THEIR CONTROL OVER THESE GIRLS.
  • 00:22:49.190 --> 00:22:54.190
  • - OF COURSE FEARING FOR THEIR LIVES, AND THEY'RE
  • 00:22:54.210 --> 00:22:56.240
  • JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE EVERY DAY, AND
  • 00:22:56.260 --> 00:22:58.180
  • THEY DON'T FEEL SAFE. WHY DO THEY STAY?
  • 00:22:58.200 --> 00:23:01.010
  • THEY STAY BECAUSE THEY'RE HOLDING OUT FOR WHAT THE
  • 00:23:01.030 --> 00:23:02.270
  • TRAFFICKER PROMISED THEM.
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:04.260
  • THEY'RE HOLDING OUT THE HOPES THAT THIS PERSON,
  • 00:23:04.280 --> 00:23:07.060
  • WHO HAS BEEN ABUSING AND EXPLOITING THEM, WILL BE
  • 00:23:07.080 --> 00:23:09.180
  • NICE TO THEM AND WILL CARE FOR THEM AGAIN AND
  • 00:23:09.200 --> 00:23:13.240
  • SHOWER THEM WITH THE LOVE AND THE AFFECTION THAT
  • 00:23:13.260 --> 00:23:15.210
  • THEY HAD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:23:15.230 --> 00:23:17.180
  • THEY'RE HOLDING OUT BECAUSE THEY'RE LOYAL TO
  • 00:23:17.200 --> 00:23:19.170
  • THIS PERSON WHO WAS LOYAL TO THEM INITIALLY.
  • 00:23:19.190 --> 00:23:22.150
  • - SO THE TRAFFICKER, THIS GIRL IS JUST A
  • 00:23:22.170 --> 00:23:24.100
  • PAYCHECK, A PRODUCT, SOMETHING HE JUST
  • 00:23:24.120 --> 00:23:25.290
  • WANTS TO SELL.
  • 00:23:26.010 --> 00:23:27.170
  • BUT TO THAT YOUNG GIRL WHO'S 13 YEARS OLD, THIS
  • 00:23:27.190 --> 00:23:29.240
  • IS THE FIRST LOVE OF HER LIFE, AND SHE
  • 00:23:29.260 --> 00:23:31.280
  • LEGITIMATELY BELIEVES THAT THEY ARE A REAL COUPLE.
  • 00:23:32.000 --> 00:23:37.020
  • - WHEN A VICTIM IS IN BONDAGE TO HER
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  • TRAFFICKER, AT FIRST, IT'S VERY PAINFUL AND VERY SCARY.
  • 00:23:39.150 --> 00:23:42.190
  • BUT OVER TIME, WITH STOCKHOLM SYNDROME AND
  • 00:23:42.210 --> 00:23:45.060
  • TRAUMA BONDING AND NEGATIVE BONDING, IT
  • 00:23:45.080 --> 00:23:47.010
  • BECOMES NORMALIZED.
  • 00:23:47.030 --> 00:23:48.190
  • AND EVEN WHEN YOU'RE PULLED OUT OF THAT
  • 00:23:48.210 --> 00:23:50.120
  • SITUATION, YOU'RE COMPELLED TO GO BACK
  • 00:23:50.140 --> 00:23:52.000
  • BECAUSE IT IS A TIGHT ROPE AGAINST FEEDING AND
  • 00:23:52.020 --> 00:23:55.100
  • LOVE AND AFFECTION AND RAPE AND FEEDING AND LOVE
  • 00:23:55.120 --> 00:23:57.230
  • AND AFFECTION AND RAPE.
  • 00:23:57.260 --> 00:23:59.250
  • AND YOU WAKE UP ONE DAY, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHO YOU
  • 00:23:59.270 --> 00:24:01.210
  • ARE. YOU HAVE NOWHERE TO GO.
  • 00:24:01.230 --> 00:24:05.100
  • - AT 14, YOUR BRAIN SHOULD BE DEVELOPING
  • 00:24:05.120 --> 00:24:07.290
  • CERTAIN THINGS, AND IT'S NOT IF IT'S BEING CAUSED
  • 00:24:08.010 --> 00:24:13.100
  • TO SURVIVE, RIGHT?
  • 00:24:13.120 --> 00:24:15.080
  • MY BRAIN, INSTEAD OF DEVELOPING SOME THING,
  • 00:24:15.100 --> 00:24:18.290
  • INSTEAD FIGURED OUT HOW TO BLACKOUT EVENTS.
  • 00:24:19.010 --> 00:24:24.200
  • I HONESTLY CANNOT REMEMBER THE FACE OF ANY
  • 00:24:24.220 --> 00:24:28.140
  • BUYER THAT EVER PURCHASED MY BODY,
  • 00:24:28.160 --> 00:24:33.060
  • AND I WOULD NEVER WANT TO REMEMBER.
  • 00:24:33.080 --> 00:24:37.010
  • - ANNOUNCER: EVERY DAY, MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN ARE
  • 00:24:37.030 --> 00:24:40.090
  • TRAFFICKED IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IT CAN HAPPEN
  • 00:24:40.110 --> 00:24:42.200
  • TO ANYONE, NO MATTER THEIR AGE, RACE OR GENDER.
  • 00:24:42.220 --> 00:24:46.140
  • IT IS A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE, WHICH PLAGUES
  • 00:24:46.160 --> 00:24:49.020
  • NEARLY EVERY COMMUNITY IN OUR COUNTRY.
  • 00:24:49.040 --> 00:24:51.070
  • BECAUSE HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A HIDDEN CRIME,
  • 00:24:51.090 --> 00:24:53.250
  • VICTIMS MIGHT BE AFRAID TO COME FORWARD, OR WE
  • 00:24:53.270 --> 00:24:56.080
  • MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS EVEN IF IT'S
  • 00:24:56.100 --> 00:24:58.130
  • HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.
  • 00:24:58.150 --> 00:25:00.120
  • WHILE THE CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS TO HUMAN
  • 00:25:00.140 --> 00:25:02.230
  • TRAFFICKING ARE COMPLEX, THERE IS MUCH THAT AN
  • 00:25:02.250 --> 00:25:04.240
  • INDIVIDUAL CAN DO TO HELP.
  • 00:25:04.260 --> 00:25:06.230
  • NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SKILLS, INTERESTS, AGE OR
  • 00:25:06.250 --> 00:25:09.240
  • RESOURCES, THERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
  • 00:25:09.260 --> 00:25:12.140
  • TO HELP BRING THIS CRIME OUT OF SHADOWS.
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:15.030
  • HOPE FOR JUSTICE EXISTS TO BRING AN END TO HUMAN
  • 00:25:15.050 --> 00:25:18.070
  • TRAFFICKING BY PREVENTING EXPLOITATION, RESCUING
  • 00:25:18.090 --> 00:25:20.280
  • VICTIMS AND RESTORING LIVES AND REFORMING SOCIETY.
  • 00:25:21.000 --> 00:25:24.130
  • TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP, CALL:
  • 00:25:24.150 --> 00:25:27.080
  • OR GO TO OUR WEB SITE:
  • 00:25:30.170 --> 00:25:32.130
  • - THE PROBLEM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS COMPLEX
  • 00:25:37.270 --> 00:25:40.010
  • AND OFTEN OVERWHELMING.
  • 00:25:40.030 --> 00:25:42.070
  • IT CAN FEEL LIKE A HOPELESS REALITY, SO WE
  • 00:25:42.090 --> 00:25:45.100
  • TOOK THE TIME TO ASK A FEW OF OUR GUESTS WHAT
  • 00:25:45.120 --> 00:25:48.020
  • ACTION STEPS WE MIGHT TAKE TO HELP PLAY A ROLE
  • 00:25:48.040 --> 00:25:51.090
  • IN THE PREVENTION OF TRAFFICKING.
  • 00:25:51.110 --> 00:25:53.140
  • THEIR COLLECTIVE MESSAGE WAS PRETTY STATE FORWARD.
  • 00:25:53.160 --> 00:25:56.260
  • - SO WHILE REDUCING AND ADDRESSING DEMAND IS
  • 00:25:56.280 --> 00:25:59.120
  • HUGELY IMPORTANT, WE'VE GOT TO START EMPOWERING
  • 00:25:59.140 --> 00:26:03.050
  • THE SUPPLY, EMPOWERING THE KIDS WITH EDUCATION
  • 00:26:03.070 --> 00:26:06.070
  • AND RESOURCES BECAUSE WE CAN'T DO IT ALL.
  • 00:26:06.090 --> 00:26:09.030
  • THE KIDS HAVE SUCH A CRITICAL PART IN ALL OF THIS.
  • 00:26:09.050 --> 00:26:11.270
  • - IF WE COULD EQUIP OUR CHURCHES, OUR SCHOOLS, TO
  • 00:26:11.290 --> 00:26:14.180
  • BE A PART OF THIS ANSWER, WITHIN A GENERATION, WE
  • 00:26:14.200 --> 00:26:19.110
  • COULD ERADICATE THIS ISSUE.
  • 00:26:19.130 --> 00:26:22.090
  • - I IMAGINE THAT THERE'S A RIVER, AND THAT IN THAT
  • 00:26:22.110 --> 00:26:25.050
  • RIVER IS OUR YOUTH IN AMERICA.
  • 00:26:25.070 --> 00:26:29.130
  • AND I HAVE A JOB WHERE I'M KIND OF AT THE BOTTOM
  • 00:26:29.150 --> 00:26:33.120
  • OF THE RIVER, AND I'M CONSTANTLY PICKING YOUTH
  • 00:26:33.140 --> 00:26:38.100
  • OUT WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN VICTIMIZED.
  • 00:26:38.120 --> 00:26:40.240
  • WHAT I SEE PREVENTION EDUCATION AS BEING IS
  • 00:26:40.260 --> 00:26:44.010
  • THIS DAM UP HERE AT THE TOP OF THE RIVER WHERE
  • 00:26:44.030 --> 00:26:47.050
  • WE'RE CREATING A BARRIER OF SAFETY WHERE THE
  • 00:26:47.070 --> 00:26:53.190
  • VICTIMS CAN'T GET THROUGH.
  • 00:26:53.210 --> 00:26:55.170
  • IF THIS BARRIER OF PREVENTION EDUCATION
  • 00:26:55.190 --> 00:26:59.150
  • CREATES LESS VICTIMS FOR ME TO BE PULLING OUT OF
  • 00:26:59.170 --> 00:27:01.230
  • THE RIVER, AND IN 50 YEARS, I DON'T HAVE A
  • 00:27:01.250 --> 00:27:04.070
  • JOB, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
  • 00:27:04.090 --> 00:27:06.000
  • - PARENTS HAVE THE POWER TO GO TO THEIR CHURCHES,
  • 00:27:06.020 --> 00:27:08.110
  • TO GO THIS THEIR SCHOOLS AND SAY, LET'S DO
  • 00:27:08.130 --> 00:27:10.040
  • SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
  • 00:27:10.060 --> 00:27:11.190
  • LET'S HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:27:11.210 --> 00:27:13.180
  • LET'S TRAIN OUR PROFESSORS, OUR
  • 00:27:13.200 --> 00:27:15.270
  • TEACHERS SO THAT THEY KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY IF A
  • 00:27:15.290 --> 00:27:18.140
  • CHILD IN SCHOOL IS HAVING ISSUES, OR THEY NOTICE
  • 00:27:18.160 --> 00:27:21.160
  • SOME INDICATORS.
  • 00:27:21.180 --> 00:27:23.220
  • - FIND SOME WAY TO BRING SOMEONE INTO YOUR
  • 00:27:23.240 --> 00:27:26.180
  • COMMUNITY, WHETHER IT'S A SURVIVOR OR AN
  • 00:27:26.200 --> 00:27:29.090
  • ORGANIZATION.
  • 00:27:29.110 --> 00:27:30.200
  • THERE'S SO MANY GREAT ONES OUT THERE.
  • 00:27:30.220 --> 00:27:32.150
  • - MANY TIMES, WHETHER IT'S A SCHOOL LEADER OR A
  • 00:27:32.170 --> 00:27:34.270
  • FAITH LEADER, THEY'RE WAITING FOR -- MANY
  • 00:27:34.290 --> 00:27:37.140
  • TIMES, THE ACTION IS GOING TO COME FROM A
  • 00:27:37.160 --> 00:27:39.130
  • MEMBER OF THAT CONGREGATION.
  • 00:27:39.150 --> 00:27:40.240
  • IT'S GOING TO COME FROM A MEMBER OF THE PTA.
  • 00:27:40.260 --> 00:27:42.070
  • IT'S GOING TO COME FROM A PARENT, A CONCERNED PARENT.
  • 00:27:42.090 --> 00:27:44.280
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE THE ONE TO
  • 00:27:45.000 --> 00:27:46.230
  • ADVOCATE FOR THIS.
  • 00:27:46.250 --> 00:27:48.160
  • IF IT'S NOT YOU THAT'S GOING TO BE THE ONE TO
  • 00:27:48.180 --> 00:27:50.120
  • RAISE THIS ISSUE TO YOUR PASTOR OR TO YOUR
  • 00:27:50.140 --> 00:27:52.080
  • PRINCIPAL, THEN WHO?
  • 00:27:52.100 --> 00:27:55.040
  • - UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS
  • 00:27:55.060 --> 00:27:57.140
  • THE FIRST STEP IN STOPPING THE INJUSTICE.
  • 00:27:57.160 --> 00:28:00.060
  • CONSIDER WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE JUST SHARED
  • 00:28:00.080 --> 00:28:02.230
  • AS A CHALLENGE.
  • 00:28:02.250 --> 00:28:04.100
  • WHETHER IT'S TAKING THE ISSUE TO YOUR NEXT PTA
  • 00:28:04.120 --> 00:28:06.160
  • MEETING, MEETING WITH YOUR CHILD'S PRINCIPAL OR
  • 00:28:06.180 --> 00:28:09.080
  • REACHING OUT TO THE PASTOR OF YOUR CHURCH,
  • 00:28:09.100 --> 00:28:11.280
  • FIND A WAY TO BRING EDUCATORS INTO YOUR
  • 00:28:12.000 --> 00:28:15.090
  • CONTEXT FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR
  • 00:28:15.110 --> 00:28:19.010
  • COMMUNITY, BECAUSE IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO?
  • 00:28:19.030 --> 00:28:23.150
  • TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS...
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