Human sex trafficking in the San Jacinto Valley

It’s not just hardcore pimps anymore…it could be your coworker or neighbor Photo by Debbie Vena/The Valley ChronicleLocal bus shelters now exhibit posters to provide awareness and assistance to victims of human trafficking. ■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Reporter Human trafficking generates between $32 billion to $42.5 billion per year worldwide, depending upon the government source, and it is happening right here, in our own city. In the United States, human trafficking generates between $5 billion to $9 billion annually, and that dollar amount keeps rising. In 2008, the United Nations estimated that 2.5 million people from 127 countries were trafficked. The average age for trafficked boys is 8 and

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