We are celebrating! After nearly a year of investigations, three young girls (one 14 year old, two that are 17) are free!
Because of your support, TER national operatives have been able to track clues to a large human trafficking network that sells children for sex.
Investigators discovered that girls and boys under the age of 14 are in highest demand by customers in this trafficking ring, and hotel staff collaborated on the solicitation of customers and the sale of the children.
The three girls have entered the aftercare process and are undergoing evaluations. The traffickers await their fate in jail, with up to 20 years imprisonment and fines of up to $12,000 USD. The arrest of a few can lead to the discovery of other traffickers – but for now, many more children will be spared these exploitative hands because justice is in the hands of the ordinary. You have not given up on this mission, and neither will we!
*Names and photos are representational.