Human Traffic Watch

Art exhibit highlights sex trafficking

In Awareness, Child Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on February 5, 2013 at 9:05 am
File photo of visitors viewing earlier exhibit at Riverside Community Arts Association

File photo of visitors viewing earlier exhibit at Riverside Community Arts Association

A small group of women from the Riverside County District Attorney’s office is also focusing on keeping young girls from being caught up in the sex trade.

The group launched a program to teach them the warning signs that they’re being wooed by a “Romeo pimp” offering flowers and flattery then pushing his target to sell her body and give him the proceeds.

At-risk girls ages 14 to 17 took part in the female empowerment program to tell their stories of substance abuse, gang life, sex trafficking or whatever they’ve become involved in, said Deputy DA Debra Postil, one of the group’s founders.

Source: The Press-Enterprise

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