All posts tagged: grooming process

Dottie Laster Speaking at Texas State University

On Monday, April 22, 2013, Dottie Laster will be speaking to Dr. Catherine Hawkins’ human rights class at Texas State University, San Marcos about the nuances of human trafficking occurring in colleges and universities across the country. Laster states on her blog, Anti-Human Trafficking News: What do bright college students have to worry about? Part 1 In the past 2 years, I have seen a sharp increase in the number of U.S. Citizen college students targeted by human trafficking. I also hear from victims that sex traffickers are lurking around high school and middle school campuses. After the many campus shootings and the other dangers parents warn their children about before sending them away from home for the first time, it is unlikely that most parents are discussing the tactics of “romeo pimps” with the daughters who have achieved academic success. Dottie will talk to the class about human rights, what they are, and the responsibility of exercising those rights in a lawful manner, not forfeiting them because of misinformation or lack of education about them.  She will also explain …

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Dottie Laster Speaking at Coastal Bend Coalition Against Modern Slavery Symposium

On Thursday,  March 21 Dottie Laster will be speaking to an audience of  law enforcement, health care providers, CPS personnel, mental health service providers, social workers, and others at the Coastal Bend Coalition Against Modern Slavery Symposium being held at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. The event will be from  8-4:30 in the college library, room 514. Each year, approximately 800,000 people are trafficked globally, and between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. Most domestic minor sex trafficking victims are runaways who’ve fled an abusive home in hopes of finding a more secure, stable environment.  Traffickers prey on vulnerable women and girls, and use coercive techniques to lure women and children into the commercial sex industry.  It’s estimated that 1 in 3 runaways will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home, and the average age of entry into prostitution in the United States is 12-14 years old.  Although sex trafficking is the largest form of domestic human trafficking, domestic labor trafficking affects thousands of Americans as well.  Victims of labor trafficking are …