Introducing another LOCAL Pearls Partner!
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Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)
DMST is the selling and exploitation of minors (11-17) within the United States for sexual services
- DMST is the most prevalent form of slavery in the United States today
- Also known as: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
The demographic Ransomed Life works directly with is Texas girls who have been trafficked or are at "high-risk" of being trafficked
Average age a victim is first trafficked is 12-14 years old
There are 79,000 victims of DMST in TEXAS alone*
* University of Texas School of Social Work, 2017
Ransomed Life works in and around the area of San Antonio, TX. San Antonio is part of a triangular hot bed of trafficking in the big state of Texas. With Texas hosting the #1 place for child sex trafficking (Houston), San Antonio becomes a key area for traffickers and victims.
Here is a handy facts sheet they've put together!