Human Traffic Watch

American girls are sold for sex and made to believe they wanted it

In Child Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on November 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

Experts say sex trafficking is happening here in North Carolina, but we need to change the way we view trafficking.

Rachel Lloyd recently visited the UNCW campus to talk about her experiences as a sex trafficking victim as part of the university’s Human Trafficking and Women’s Rights Lecture Series.  Lloyd was also the focus of a documentary called “Very Young Girls” and is also the founder of Gems, a non-profit dedicated to helping young women get out of the life.

Lloyd also wrote a book about her experiences in “Girls Like Us”.

Lloyd says older men exploit young girls who may be vulnerable.  Many have had childhood traumas before age 10.  By the time they reach their early teens, they’re in trouble.

“Pimps are offering something no one else has offered,” said Lloyd.

Source: WECT6


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