2 runaways are found via sex ads on website
Human Trafficking is a reality today in the United States. We need to open our eyes, pay attention and take action whenever any one of us sees the warning signs.
The two girls were runaways, 15 and 17, who had left their homes in Eau Claire, Wis., in early July and found their way to the Twin Cities. To the people who took them in, the girls were moneymakers. They were plied with drugs, dressed in lingerie and advertised for sex on the website Backpage.com.
Minneapolis police say the girls were repeatedly prostituted over several weeks before investigators traced a cellphone and found them in a home in north Minneapolis on Saturday. They also arrested a woman, who admitted the home at 2722 Oliver Av. N. was used for prostitution after a pimp and drug dealer she knew had brought the girls there, according to the criminal complaint.
Source: Star Tribune