Reflections provides shelter and resources for trafficking victims, as well as education on how to recognize victims. Bownds said her team has found to posts a day in West Texas advertising sexual acts on websites such as Backpage. It happens in our neighborhoods. About 67 percent of those who purchase services from victims are college-educated white men, 66 percent have children and 52 percent are married, she said. The best way for parents to protect their children from traffickers is to take an active role in their lives, Bownds said. There are an estimated , human trafficking victims in Texas — but there are only 72 beds in safe and secure housing for victims in the entire state, she said.
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Authorities in Texas are investigating two recent cases of what they said were planned sex-trafficking operations, both of which involved semi-trucks. Agents said the girl, whose age was not released, was found inside a tractor-trailer. She had injured herself after jumping from a tractor-trailer and later stated that she had been kidnapped in El Paso. Her age has also not been released. Cisco Police said the tractor-trailer was described as green with a white stripe.
Semi-trucks used in recent suspected sex-trafficking cases in Texas
Her head had been bashed in by her pimp. Gas flares illuminate the pump jacks in the distance. Just up the road, she says, is where a woman was imprisoned in an RV for several months by a gang of drug dealers. Then we pull into the parking lot of the Grand Williston Hotel, once notorious for the broken lock on its back door that allowed johns to come and go unnoticed by front-desk personnel.
A s night fell, scores of women emerged in the labyrinth of streets and alleys by the Black Sea. Dozens gathered at Tamozhennaya Square, beside the forbidding iron gates that guard the entrance to the city's port. When a car pulled over, girls swarmed towards it, striking poses in the headlights. A mamachka — a female pimp — negotiated a deal.