JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Local law enforcement is warning parents to check the apps on your child's cell phone. Some innocent looking social media sites could lead to their abduction and ultimately becoming victims in the sex trafficking trade.
"It's spiking everywhere," said Sgt. Kenny Bryant with the Hinds County Sheriff's Department. "Children are coming up missing".
At a checkpoint in Jackson Wednesday night, Hinds County Deputies were raising awareness about human trafficking. While stopping vehicles they were looking for abducted minors forced into the sex trade.
Human and sex trafficking are on the rise thanks in part to APPS that kids download and use to talk with friends.
"They get on these social media sites and they, I guess, make friends with people, and then all of a sudden they come up missing," added Bryant.