sex trafficking http://kplu.org en Sex-Trafficking Victim: 'I Had Nothing to Run to' http://kplu.org/post/sex-trafficking-victim-i-had-nothing-run <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nicole was 17 when she met the man who changed her life.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I met a guy. He put the charms on me, and I fell for it,” she said.</span></p><p>Soon, Nicole found herself on the streets of Seattle and Tacoma, earning money for that same man as a sex worker.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:05:37 +0000 Martha Kang & Paula Wissel 9620 at http://kplu.org Update: Attorneys turn up the heat on Backpage, child sex trade http://kplu.org/post/update-attorneys-turn-heat-backpage-child-sex-trade <p>Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and 45 other attorneys general today called for information about how Backpage.com presumably attempts to remove advertising for sex trafficking, especially ads that could involve minors.</p><p>Meanwhile, Snohomish County has received a $450,000 federal grant to combat child sex trafficking.</p><p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:35:54 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 2490 at http://kplu.org Update: Attorneys turn up the heat on Backpage, child sex trade Seattle confronts child prostitution problem after FBI sweeps http://kplu.org/post/seattle-confronts-child-prostitution-problem-after-fbi-sweeps <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946355.mp3</p><p>Two years ago, the city of Seattle got the results of a harrowing study: <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/46893884/Report-Youth-in-Prostitution">it estimated as many as 500 children in King County are involved in prostitution</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>More recently, <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013377612_apwachildprostitutionpugetsound.html">FBI sweeps have found more girls victimized here than anywhere else in the country</a>. Seattle is identified by the FBI as one of the top ten human trafficking centers in the country - due in part, perhaps, to more effective law enforcement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:15:50 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 549 at http://kplu.org Seattle confronts child prostitution problem after FBI sweeps