When you hear about sex trafficking, often times what comes to mind is international smuggling of women. That may be happening, but there is also a problem of local teenagers getting used in sex trafficking within Illinois.
"Our Children Are Not For Sale" is the name of an awareness campaign to make people aware of what could be happening to homeless and runaway youth. Bill Wheelhouse spoke with Stacy Sloan, Human Trafficking program manager at the Department of Children and Family Services. She sheds some light on the issue.
If you suspect a child is a victim of human trafficking, people should call 911 and the DCFS Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE