I wanted to show you trafficking is everywhere, including right in your city too. No matter where you live it is there too, right in plain sight.
Within 5 minutes in Seattle, Eric and I were able to count 14 girls, mostly young, in the middle of the day being exploited. Time of day, nor Covid stops or slows down the buying and selling of humans.
Do you know what to look for? Do you recognize signs?
Are businesses like massage parlors or bikini barista coffee shops open at irregular business hours using flashing neon or red signs? Are windows, doors and storefronts blacked out? Are there signs of extreme measures for security and surveillance? Does something look out of place?
If you see any signs of exploitation and trafficking call the US Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888 or text BEFREE or HELP to 233733, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think you have seen a missing child, or suspect a child may be sexually exploited, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24/7 at (800) 843-5678.