WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human sex trafficking is a growing problem in the United States. Children, some as young as 12 years old, are being sexually exploited for profit. Officials at the federal and county levels are taking action to deal with this problem and will discuss ways to combat it at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Tuesday April 29th at 10:00 a.m., Zenger Room, National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
The panel will provide an inside look at this horrific crime and what is necessary to combat it, including expanding the penalties for buyers and sellers, developing programs for survivors and creating anti-child sex trafficking awareness campaigns.
In addition, the National Association of Counties (NACo) will release a survey at the news conference detailing the extent of the problem.
- Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), author, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (H.R. 3530)
- Supervisor Don Knabe, Chair, Los Angeles County (Calif.) Board of Supervisors
- Jessica M. – Trafficking Survivor – Leader
Patti Giglio, NPC Newsmakers Co-Chair
Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Chair
SOURCE National Press Club