Without Family, U.S. Children in Foster Care Easy Prey for Human Traffickers

Without family, U.S. children in foster care easy prey for human traffickers

Thomson Reuters Foundation - May 03, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. children live in foster care, prey to predator sex traffickers who may find their young victims at bus stops, shopping malls or street corners as well as on social media and online chat rooms. Often removed from abusive or negligent families, girls and boys in foster care are at high risk, said Dorchen Leidholdt, legal center director at Sanctuary for Families, which advocates for domestic violence and sex trafficking survivors.

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