Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

Human trafficking awareness

Cases have been reported in all 95 of Tennessee's counties


September 10, 2020

In the United States alone, a child is bought or sold for sex every two minutes on average. For the next three weeks, there will be a series about human trafficking.

The hashtag #SaveOurChildren has spread like wildfire on social media in recent weeks and for good reason.

Human trafficking is one of the quickest growing criminal industries in the world.

The average age of those who were bought and sold nationwide is just 17 years old, according to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline 2019 Data Report.

Of the 22,326 cases reported to them last year, more than 5,000 cases were minor...

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