27 – 46 million slaves world wide today. 300,000+ shipped into the U.S. every year . In Denver, local children are coerced to “work” at night & are returned to their home in the morning,
Trafficking costs Denver $10 Million+ every year. Psychological & physical abuse lead to violence, drug addiction, disease = breakdown of schools & increased $ need for prisons, police, rehabilitation, etc.
Average age a child is forced into the sex trade is 12 – 14. Precious children either don’t live to be adults OR they become disturbed, fearful, drug addicted. Citizens who will have children and repeat the cycle.
Human Trafficking generates more than $150 Billion annually