In our society people should not be able to order a girl for sex the same way they can order a pizza and have it delivered to their home.
That’s what a mom says about child sex trafficking, which she knew nothing about until her daughter was sold as a prostituted person between Everett and Burien for 108 days.
“You warn them about the boogeyman and you warn them about the dangers of crossing the street without holding an adult’s hand when they’re younger, and you talk about the dangers of texting while driving. These are the things that you are worried about when your children are growing up,” says Nacole, who didn’t want me to use her last name.
“I don’t think the thought ever crossed my mind that I’d have to warn my daughter about being sex trafficked.”
Police estimate up to 500 teens, some children as young as 12 years old, are working as trafficking victims every day in King County.