Seattle leads nation as worst place for child prostitution

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Human trafficking ranks second behind drug trafficking as the most lucrative illegal trade in the world. According to the U.S. State Department, about 2.5 million trafficked individuals generate some $32 billion in profits each year. And it's not just overseas - human trafficking is happening right here in Western Washington.

The Seattle area leads the nation as the worst place for child prostitution. You might think your child would never be in a situation where they'd be dragged away by traffickers, but as yourself this: Do your kids go to the malls? Phil Martin, director of the group Compassion2One, shares more about the problem.

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