June 13, 2018

Interview: A survivor of sex trafficking during the RNC shares her story

This interview is from Fox8. It was originally published here.

CLEVELAND – She is a young mother, forced into sex trafficking and rescued during the biggest event in Cleveland over the summer of 2016 – the Republican National Convention.

The survivor was brought downtown to be sold during the RNC, but she was eventually given a second chance by a local organization called Rahab Ministries.

Fox8’s Kristi Capel continues her series on exposing sex trafficking.

She sat down with the survivor, whose identity we’re protecting.

 

This interview is from Fox8. It was originally published here.

 

 

The conditions around large, commercial events, such as the demographics of visitors, and a celebratory atmosphere occurring within a concentrated geographic area, create an increased demand for purchasing sex. Enticed by the potential for greater profits, this leads sex traffickers to increase the supply of sexually trafficked persons in the area. Help us stop sex trafficking associated with large events by tackling the demand. See more about NCOSE’s #TackleDemand campaign here.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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