Ohio’s Sex Trafficking Problem

NewsNet5 has reported that Ohio has a notorious record in sex trade trafficking. The Governor has signed legislation that will mandate prison terms for convicted traffickers. Personally, I wonder if that is enough. We don’t need only to increase the punishment but step up the enforcement.

This issue has been a concern to me since I first read about it in Christianity Today years ago. It really surprised me then that the U.S. is/ was the largest trafficker for the sex industry. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised considering our obsession with sex and the business of filling our lust.

After reading the NewsNet5 article, I am again surprised to find that Ohio is a major player in the sex trade market. I remember when the story broke about the massage parlor in Chesterland, I was stunned by how close to home this is hitting. As Christians, part of our mission is to free the captives. Who is more victimized in our society than the sex industry slaves? We need to be part of the solution.

Where do we begin? Let’s start by reading:

How You Can Combat Sex Trafficking

Then let’s do what they suggest.

Some websites:

Polaris Project

Initiative Against Sex Trafficking

The Campaign to Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking

Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force

Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking

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~ by Dale on January 10, 2009.

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