Detroiters learn how to guard against sex trafficking

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Detroit — The average length of time someone is in prostitution is dropping, law enforcement officials said at a crime forum Wednesday night. That may sound hopeful until you learn the reason.

Their tenures have shortened because they’re dying earlier, usually from drug abuse, said Mike Glennon, a supervisory special agent with the FBI.

Glennon, who spoke at a forum on sex trafficking in southwest Detroit, said the average tenure has dropped from six-to-eight years to three-to-five years.

“Human trafficking is a huge issue,” he told 80 people at El Kiosko Banquet Hall. “It’s hard for any one (law enforcement) agency to make a dent in it.”

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