Fort Worth School To Host Documentary On Child Exploitation

Alan Scaia
September 27, 2018 - 7:22 am
Child Trafficking

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - A private school in Fort Worth will host a screening of a documentary on child exploitation Thursday evening.

The documentary, "Stopping Traffic" says sex trafficking has become a $32 billion industry.

A study by the University of Texas at Austin says 79,000 victims of child trafficking live in Texas. The state has the second-most cases of exploitation in the country.

Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn will introduce producers of the documentary at Trinity Valley School. The program starts at 6:30. People are required to register for tickets ahead of time.

Organizers include the non-profit, UnBound Fort Worth, which says it fights trafficking through community awareness and professional training.

Detectives from the Tarrant County sheriff's office and Fort Worth Police will speak at the round-table along with producers of the documentary and survivors of human trafficking.

Online: Register for the screening here