Trafficking awareness event leads to tip/bust/long sentence

The importance of training students to recognize when they are being recruited/groomed for trafficking was underscored recently when a standard trafficking awareness program in a California high school led to a tip from a couple of students who were being urged by a Facebook acquaintance to perform sex acts for money. Upon investigation, it turned out that the woman recruiting them was *actually* a man using an alias and that he had, sometimes successfully, attempted to recruit nearly 100 girls and young women in the area. The students new-found awareness, and bravery in speaking up, led to a predator being stopped for a long time as he was given a sentence of 122 years. While there will always be predators and exploiters this instance shows that, with proper information and training, it can be made *much* harder for them to prey on the people around them.

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