Attorney general, GBI launch sex trafficking awareness campaign

Attorney General Chris Carr and the GBI launch a sex trafficking awareness campaign. /Photo: Attorney General's Office

Multiple agencies are joining hands to put an end to one of the nation’s largest criminal industries.

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Attorney General Chris Carr, the GBI and nonprofit organizations launched the Demand an End campaign to end human and sex trafficking.

Research says 300,000 kids in the United States are at risk of becoming victimized by it. They estimate that 354 minors are sold for sex in Georgia alone.

It’s more common for young girls in their early teens.

Carr wants many other businesses and organizations involved to help make national change.

“The more eyeballs we have on this problem, the greater the likely hood of us saving a child from this horrific experience,” he said.

Atlanta is one of the biggest hubs for tracking. The commercial sex economy there reaches $290 million a year.

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