Over the past decade, the sex trafficking industry on the internet has boomed, taking the illegal racket from the streets to behind closed doors.“The reason it’s able to happen so pervasively is because the internet and online activity makes this possible,” Healey said.The girls targeted for sex trafficking have often been sexually abused and have been involved with the Department of Children and Families. “This is something that could happen to anyone’s daughter.”Lisa Goldblatt Grace, director of My Life, My Choice, a survivor-led Boston organization fighting sex trafficking, has seen victims as young as 11.“They usually come in without an addiction and over time they learn it’s one of the ways that they can survive what they’ve been through,” Goldblatt Grace said.An i OS app that is used if you don’t want anyone to know that you downloaded a privacy app.The icon is disguised as “My Utilities,” so no one will ever guess there are private photos tucked away in your phone.Each one sounds like a very legitimate proposition, too.Looking at you here 40-year-old dude in Brooklyn offering “tequila, 420, and freaky fun before the storm.” I have no plans so far for tonight.
And if they aren’t already using drugs, many start using them later, as a means to cope with their nightmare ordeals.
Donna Gavin has long been on the front lines, heading the department’s anti-human trafficking unit.“There’s a huge demand for sex trafficking,” Gavin said.
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