A grim reality of human trafficking, especially child sex trafficking, is it can and does happen frighteningly close to home. The stories often go like this: a child meets a “friend” online, developing a friendly or romantic relationship. The “friend,” who’s actually a trafficker, manipulates the child into participating in sexual activities with them and other adults. And crucially, the trafficker convinces the child to keep it all a secret from parents. This predatory relationship can go on for years without anyone knowing.
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