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Child sex trafficking in the Northwest

Mar 8, 2011, 2:41 AM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

The much-talked about pornography debate at Eastlake Community Church was in part to raise awareness of how porn has destroyed families, but also to raise money for organizations that are trying to end the sex trafficking of women and children.

This kind of exploitation of children can take many forms, including forcing a child into prostitution or child pornography.

A U.S. Department of Justice study estimated 244,000 children were at risk to be exploited by child sex trafficking in the United States, and the Portland-Seattle area is one of the top 13 cities they’re concerned about.

Seattle investigative reporter Carol Smith, with Investigate West, discusses the issue on my latest podcast.

Listen to the podcast here.

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