Philadelphia Police Launch Special Task Force Designed To Combat Human Trafficking

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police are launching a special task force to battle the growing problem of Human Traffickers preying on children in Philadelphia, CBS has learned.

“So many people are victimized by this, it’s scary,” Police Commissioner Richard Ross told CBS3 exclusively.

The Commissioner and community leaders told Hunter the average age for victims first being lured into the sex trade in the city is between 12 and 15.

“You’re hearing 12 years old, my God, it’s absolutely astounding but most people, they’re just oblivious to it,” the Commissioner explained.

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