Human Trafficking: Preying on our Children

January 31st, 2019

As we close out Human Trafficking Awareness Month, I wanted to share with you an op-ed I recently wrote for the Connection Newspapers that focuses on the heinous crime of Human Trafficking and what Fairfax County is doing to address it.

Human trafficking is a heinous crime and major issue in Northern Virginia. The victims
are often children, teens, and young adults who are forced to have sex with as many
as 30 customers a day while their trafficker profits. It’s easy to think that this awful
exploitation of our most vulnerable citizens wouldn’t be prevalent in one of the richest
regions in the country. But the truth is it’s happening in our backyards, and the fight to
end it starts with raising awareness to prevent it.

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