Child sex trafficking in America | Nacole | TEDxRainier

Child sex trafficking is a form of modern day slavery, and according the Department of Justice, human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprise. Nacole, a mother of four, shares her story about her family’s painful experience with this issue, the professional help they found and the steps we can take to ensure that this does not continue.

Nacole lives in the southwest with her husband of 20 years and they have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Nacole works as the Director of a local Preschool. She became an influential advocate fighting to prevent child exploitation in 2010 when her youngest daughter became a victim to this horrible crime. She has helped to get several bills passed in the state of Washington that deal with this crime and worked with Seattle’s Mayor to try to prevent the use of online sites to sell children as ‘escorts.’

This talk was given November 9, 2013 in Seattle at TEDxRainier, a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.

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