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Fighting Sex Trafficking in Greater Houston

Human trafficking is a type of modern day slavery. It can take on many forms, including labor trafficking. But one of the most common and prevalent forms in the U.S. is sex trafficking of domestic victims. Texas is a hub for human trafficking, and Houston in particular is a hub for all types of the […]

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Human trafficking is a type of modern day slavery. It can take on many forms, including labor trafficking. But one of the most common and prevalent forms in the U.S. is sex trafficking of domestic victims.

Texas is a hub for human trafficking, and Houston in particular is a hub for all types of the practice. And for the last five years, local non-profit and advocacy group Children at Risk has been holding a human trafficking summit to discuss the latest efforts in combatting this issue.

In advance of this year’s summit – later this week – we discuss the fight against human trafficking in Greater Houston with several organizations involved in the issue – and we learn how online ads play a role in supply and demand.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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