Technology is playing an increasing role in grooming and controlling victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST).
A recent study on DMST shows that the average age of entry into commercial sexual exploitation is roughly 12 to 14 years old. While the most frequently reported age of entry into the life was 15, one in six participants reported being trafficked before the age of 12 with the youngest victims less than 1 year old.*
TRAFFICKING STARTS HERE IS A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE SPONSORED BY FORT WORTH POLICE DEPARTMENT’S TARRANT COUNTY 5 STONES TASKFORCE.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
On behalf of FWPD’s Five Stones Taskforce and our community, we would like to thank Clear Channel for donating digital billboards for the “Trafficking Starts Here Campaign”, Lion’s Share Digital for donating website services, and Freedom Shield Foundation for the design of the billboard graphic.