(KPLR) – In Monday’s Afternoons on 11, it’s a topic that’s rarely discussed, but yet it’s picking up steam in the United States, and it happens right here in St. Louis.
Sex Trafficking: being forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against your will.
It’s a dangerous; dirty world that victim Cathy Summers knows all to well, being exposed to the crime as a child.
Sex trafficking is happening at much larger rates than most people realize or understand.
In March, the anti-trafficking group Exchange Initiative will host an event called Ignite: Sparking Action Against Sex Trafficking and she says it will bring together professionals from law enforcement, medicine, education, faith-based and community groups to help better understand the problem and coordinate action.
The conference will take place from March 2 through March 4 in St. Louis at St. Louis Union Station in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel.
Former victim Cathy Summers artwork
Ignite: Sparking Action Against Sex Trafficking
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