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Human Trafficking in Atlanta

http://youtu.be/KCfs2ONoujM

This video, a CNN segment from 2010, is twelve minutes long, and if you don't have time, I'd encourage you to watching through the 4:30 mark.

If you can't do that, here are the lowlights:

-- Women and girls as young as 14 are lured from Mexico under false pretenses and smuggled into the United States

-- Once in Atlanta, they were held in houses with barred windows and locks on the outsides of their doors

-- A Mexican woman who was lured to Atlanta by her boyfriend was forced to "serve" (be raped by) fifty or sixty men in a day.

-- When young girls -- as young as 14 -- could no longer mentally or physically take the abuse, they were "treated" with marijuana or cocaine so they could keep working

-- A social worker who works primarily with women who have been sexually exploited says the greatest challenge she faces is helping women recognize and admit that they are victims

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The Story of an Atlanta Sex Trafficking Survivor

[youtube=http://youtu.be/6O1Pj3xpq5E] From the description: "Katrina Owens, sex trafficking survivor and peer advocate for sexually exploited children, gives her perspective on the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), how she got out, and what the public should know about the young victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

To learn more about child sex trafficking in Atlanta and how to stop it, please visit http://publicsquareatlanta.org.

This video was produced by Kimberly Johnson and Jason Parker for Public Square Atlanta."

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