Human Trafficking - This Sunday, the Social Action Ministry continues a brief series on the subject of Human Trafficking:
The State of Ohio ranks fifth in the nation when it comes to human trafficking, and in most cases, the victims are recruited young. More often than not, that’s between the ages of 12 and 14.
Local experts in Northeast Ohio say that, if a child runs away or goes missing, there is a 75 percent chance he or she will come face to face with a human trafficker within 24 to 48 hours. Local experts also say that, upwards of 3,000 children are at risk of being sex trafficked every year.
As Pope Francis has stated: “Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ.”