(CNSNews.com) – At Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit last week, 8 Days director and Traffick911 board member Jaco Booyens told his audience that the “youngest girl we’ve ever rescued [from sex trafficking] … was two years old.”
Traffick911, founded in 2009 and based in Addison, Texas, is a group that frees youth from sex trafficking and has helped more than 800 sex trafficking victims. The group works closely with law enforcement and its efforts have led to multiple state and federal felony arrests and convictions, according to its website. 8 Days is a movie about sex trafficking in the United States.
“The average girl that’s in sex trafficking in the United States is 12 years old,” said Booyens, who spoke before an audience of young women at the summit. “Twelve, that’s the youngest average in the world—world average is 13. The U.S. says ‘we’ll beat you guys—we’ll use 12-year-olds for sex, on average, 24 times a day.’”
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