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

Human trafficking victims and how to protect them


September 24, 2020

Katelin Carroll

The child trafficking awareness demonstration took place in Hohenwald Sunday, Sept. 20th, on the corner of the Courthouse. Some of the demonstrators are pictured above with their signs. Several people passed, honking their horns in support and waving.

Every adult, 18 and older, is a mandated reporter in Tennessee for child abuse. That means each of us is legally required to report a suspicious situation when we see it.

An increase in reports leads to an increase in children found. But in order to make those reports, we first have to understand who the victims are and what signs we need to look out for.

Eighty-four percent of sex trafficking survivors had a history of child sexual abuse.

According to Davis House Child Advocacy Center, approximately 1 in 10 children will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday. This means that...

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