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Vigil to End Human Trafficking
DAYTON -- Tonight the City of Dayton is standing up for the 27 million people worldwide forced into human trafficking.
Many people think human trafficking is a problem that's happening overseas. The volunteers from Be Free Dayton want to make sure everyone knows it's not only happening here in the U.S. but right here in Ohio.
Today, there are about 100,000 children in the U.S. being sold for sex, and Ohio is one of the worst states.
"Last year 1,078 Ohio children were recruited and traffic for sex in Ohio," said Elizabeth Van Dyne of Be Free Dayton.
So tonight, these men and women braved the cold to light a candle for the thousands in Ohio, and the millions worldwide.
"Right now as we speak there's probably women on a cold night with just a skimpy dress on that are being trafficked and here I am in my coat, I have a hat, I have gloves so why can't I stand out here in the cold and fight for the voiceless," said volunteer Kyle Gunn.
"The problem is it often looks like prostitution so it's passed off as just people making bad choices or consenting adults or a victimless crime and that's certainly not the case," said Van Dyne.
And each and every one of the volunteers are doing their part to raise awareness before the next victim is trafficked.
"I just feel like there is so little that I can do but if everyone does a little bit to raise awareness, to raise funds and just bring the subjects into the homes for people to talk about," said volunteer Viola Devany.
For more information on the fight to end human trafficking, click here: http://befreedayton.org/
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