I have found that most people don’t understand sex trafficking outside of the extreme scenes on television where a young woman is kidnapped in another country and sold to wealthy people as slaves.
So let’s discuss a side of sex trafficking most people don’t know about and happens in lots of towns with kids you might know. This will happen in any town that has internet and Wi-Fi available to kids.
I know their names.
How do I know sex trafficking exists in Boise? And in every other town in America?Through my job as a school resource officer I’ve acquired fake social media accounts of every kind. I’ve used those accounts to track down predators and lots of runaway kids. In the process of watching what happens on social media between kids I have learned a great many things about sex trafficking and all of the other things our kids are engaging in online.
My wife and I have taken very tough-case teens into our homes for the last 15 years. When you have tough-case kids in your home you also have their friends in your home. It is in those friends that my wife and I were educated on an aspect of sex trafficking that most people will never see. My wife and I learned the names of teen girls who are already part of the sex trafficking right here in our local area.
It starts young.
Snapchat is full of people waiting to traffic your children. Step number one is to desensitize them to sex trafficking. High school age drug dealers (15-25) will often give multiple prices to young females seeking drugs.
Marijuana zip (Approximately gallon zip lock bag)
Straight Price = $150
Price with nudes (depending on perceived hotness of girl) $110
Price with blowjob = $80
This is sex trafficking and it begins with 7th and 8th grade girls that are trading sex for drugs, cell phones, alcohol, car rides, and much more.
There are many young female runaways (15-18) that will trade sex for a place to live. These young girls usually don’t get along with their parents and will start couch surfing at different locations. A lot of times these young girls end up staying a couple of days to a couple of weeks at low level drug dealer houses.