The typical age for a young person to be trafficked
for sex is just 14 years old.
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Recently “Angela” ran away from home and her mother was searching frantically for her. A man who Angela met online arranged for her to take an Uber to SeaTac airport and bought her a one-way ticket so she could take a modeling job in Los Angeles.
Fortunately, Port of Seattle employees identified red flags—Angela did not know the name of the modeling agency or person she was to meet upon arrival and she had received no contract. Thanks to these employees, Angela was diverted from a likely human trafficking situation.
Not every young person is lucky like Angela. Each year there are hundreds of children like Angela, who have not been assisted, and who find themselves in desperate and desolate situations. They are lost, hopeless, and desperate for a way out.
Can you make a donation today and train more employees to spot human trafficking? Just $10 trains an employee, and keeps young people like Angela safe.
Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking strives to create a world in which no one is trafficked. BEST believes that every person has the right to be free from sexual exploitation and forced labor.
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