Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it's happening nearby.While it disproportionately targets minorities and the impoverished, there is not a single income level, religion, race, or geographic area that is more or less represented among victims. If you are breathing and come in contact with a predator online or in person, you are at equal risk with everyone else who is too. Learn more about this ongoing crime against life. Listener discretion advised.
Kimberly Williamson has been a Virginia private investigator, working child welfare and custody cases, since 2011. Starting in 2015, she expanded her focus to include missing and exploited children. By 2016, she had offered her professional services and resources, free of charge, to any non-profit or family seeking to locate a missing child. To date, she's participated in the successful recovery of more than 3 dozen missing child cases and another 8 missing endagered adults.
Currently, she is focussing her free time on outreach and education about the risks and realities of domestic "profit exploitation" aka "modern slavery". Her message is simple, "Not all slaves are missing persons, and not all pimps are strangers."