Central Texans take a stand against sex trafficking

Posted at 10:20 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 23:31:30-04

Some Central Texans are taking a stand against sex trafficking.  

Councilwoman Shirley Fleming and the T.S.O.Y., Texas Save Our Youth organization, held a meeting Thursday night to inform and educate the public on several aspects of sex trafficking. 

A multi-member panel consisting of experts, teachers, filmmakers and a Killeen detective spoke on statistics, methods of trafficking and warning signs like strategically placed tattoos and behaviors. 

The T.S.O.Y. said it is not just women in other countries that fall victim to sex trafficking. Men, women and children in Texas and all over the U.S. are preyed upon too.  

"We want to stamp out sex trafficking here in Texas," Councilwoman Shirley Fleming said. "We want to get together with the community and get everyone involved. The agencies, the churches and everyone that can help us get this stamped out here in Texas." 

The U.S. is the number one producer and consumer of sex trafficking in the world, and Texas is in the top three states in the country.

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