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As the streets chill this November, we at Polaris recognize National Runaway Prevention Month. According to the National Runaway Safeline, between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away from home each year.
This is a major blow against an organization that many have called the “world’s top online brothel."
In this weeks news, Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested on sex trafficking charges and over a dozen individuals were busted in connection to a US-Thailand sex trafficking ring.
A D.C. woman who survived being sold into slavery as a child and forced to work as a prostitute for 10 years is on the road to recovery and is telling her story.