The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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April 7, 2013

Our View: Child sex trafficking must be addressed

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Education of law enforcement authorities as well as potential victims also needs to be a priority. Children as young as age 13 have reportedly been victims of sex trafficking. Just as children are taught about the dangers of drug use and safe driving, they must be taught about sex trafficking. The organization Minnesota Girls are Not for Sale cites a 2010 study that determined that each month 213 Minnesota girls are sold for sex an average of five times per day through the Internet and escort services.

The problem is already here, and children need to be protected now.

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