Posted by Denise LeMeilleur on Jan 21, 2020
 This is a reminder for our Satellite meeting, Tuesday, January 21st at 5:30. We meet at the American Red Cross building across from the Kerr County Courthouse. Our special guest speaker is;   Denise Fritter, she is going to do a presentation on child sex trafficking. Here are some statistics from the in regard to Child sex trafficking, a growing epidemic in our country.
  • Sex traffickers target children in foster care and group homes. These children are more vulnerable to exploitation because of the trauma they have experienced and the lack of a permanent, stable home.
  • It is estimated that up to 40.3 million people around the world are being trafficked.
  • Sex trafficking is one of the world’s fastest growing criminal industries. Trafficking generates an estimated $150 billion a year.
  • Children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, especially children connected to the child welfare system. In the U.S., 60 percent of domestic child trafficking victims have a history in the child welfare system.
  • Traffickers target youth in foster care because of their increased vulnerability due to a lack of family and emotional relationships and support.
  • 74% of child trafficking cases involved sex trafficking, and the majority of those involved pimp-controlled prostitution.
  • The average age of child sex trafficking victims is 15, according to numbers of children reported missing to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
  • Many sex trafficking victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children. 1 in 7 runaways reported missing were likely sex trafficking victims, and of those, 88% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
If you are not a Satellite member but need to makeup a meeting please come as our guest to this meeting. 
Make plans to be there on time so we can start our program in a timely manner.
See you Tuesday :)
Denise LeMeilleur

Satellite Rotary President