Former Sex Trafficking Victim Shares Important Message With the Ohio Valley

Jennifer Kempton is a daughter, a sister, a mother, and a survivor of sex trafficking.

"It happens to anyone, it happens anywhere and we have to be very proactive as a community to help people in this situation because it's happening here and something needs to be done about it," said Kempton.

Jennifer talked openly about being a heroin addict and sex slave with violent gangs in Columbus.

Her story was graphic and hard to even imagine and left a big impact.

"The reality of this girl that was really in this slavery, human slavery position for six years and it was only a few hours away from where we are, and so that's a big reality, that's a big reality hit," said Susan Gilbert.

Jennifer says these kinds of crimes are tough to prove across the country, but silence is what keeps these crimes growing.

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