To Human Traffickers, Runaway & Homeless Youth Are Walking Prey by Holly Austin Smith

Notes from outpost 187

Holly Austin Smith is a sex trafficking survivor. She has written a book called Walking Prey, How America’s Youth is Vulnerable To Sex Trafficking  which I am in the middle of reading for my film research.She also has written articles for the Huffington Post, and this is the first article of three.

Holly’s Twitter account.

To Human Traffickers, Runaway & Homeless Youth Are Walking Prey

It is hard to think of a more despicable crime than the buying and selling of other human beings, especially children. Yet we know that it is happening right here in America, every day. Each year, thousands of children are bought and sold for sex. That should keep all of us awake at night.

Many of these young people are homeless or have run away and are fighting to survive on the streets. They are forgotten by society, but they are…

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