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Instagram Reigns & Traffickers Lure Vulnerable Teens On Social Media

By May Neng Moua Instagram reigns as one of the most popular apps and fast-growing apps among teens and adults. Teens often share too much personal information and everything that they post is public and geotagged. Meaning once the video or post has been geotagged, the trafficker can easily find where you are located and […]

Social Media, A Happy Hunting Ground For Sex Traffickers

By Lonnya Reasby Sex trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. It has been around for a long time. Humans have been subject to various forms of physical and sexual slavery. It is a total of 13,392 people trafficked […]

Twitter, Egirls and Sex Trafficking

By Donovan Powell We all know Twitter. It’s a website that lets you keep in touch with all your famous heartthrobs, actors, musicians, and hey even little social groups you might want to be a part of. So among all the funny, creative, and interesting things on Twitter why do we find pornographic content, and […]

Blinded – “To the Signs of Sex Trafficking”

By Miles Mathias Sex trafficking, also known as human trafficking, at first seemed like an issue too big to take on. But once I had done some research about the teenage victims of the issue, it helped me find the heart of what I ended up writing. When I started doing research on victims of […]

Learning About Sex Trafficking & Creating Media That Makes A Difference

By Emir Mills What a summer it has been. Knowledge and willpower are all that has been obtained. Being exposed to the realities of the city has been an experience. The biggest reality to accept is the amount of sex trafficking that happens in the city. Sex trafficking is a major problem many people in […]

Anybody Can Be Trafficked

By KimberLee Emmerich Imagine you’re walking down the street to catch the next bus to work and you come across an older man with a young woman dressed in tight, almost revealing clothing, eyes trained on the ground as if she’s afraid to make eye contact. You notice cuts and bruises are covering her entire […]

Trafficked – More Than Just A Story (Trailer)

Human trafficking is an illegal industry in the United States that generates an estimate of $9.5 billion dollars annually.  Sex trafficking is prevalent in all 72 counties in Wisconsin and southeast Wisconsin has the highest rates according to the US Attorney’s Department of Justice Office.  According to the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee, 79% […]

The 411 Live: Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex. Sex traffickers frequently target vulnerable people with histories of abuse and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to […]

Sex Trafficking – Extended Interview w/ James Santelle

When we hear the words “Sex Trafficking,” often we think of women and children overseas who are being forced into the sex trade or who are brought into the United States for the purpose of sexual exploitation. We don’t usually think it’s happening right in our backyard. In this extended interview of The 411 Live […]