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May 22, 2014 Vol. 1 Issue 3 B u c k n e r B i d s F a re w e l l Buckner Clarion PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID EDDM RETAIL Local Postal Customer The Buckner Elementary's outgoing Principal Patrick Farnan gets a warm send off from family and friends, along with a Proclamation and Key to the City presented by Mayor Hickson. Photos by Jessica Mauzey Protecting Our Girls: Trafficking on the Interstate By Tonia Wright It's something you think happens in other countries. But every day, on the Internet, in massage parlors, strip clubs and even truck stops, children, teens and adult women are sold into slavery. "Controllers" (another name for pimps) use them as sex slaves, and bus them from city to city. Closer to home, the route consists of Kansas City, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Dallas and then Denver. The information contained in this article is a bit graphic and is not meant to offend. However, this is a story that must be told. With greater awareness, we are better positioned to protect our daughters, granddaughters, nieces and neighbors. Perhaps, we can even help rescue someone who has fallen victim to sex trafficking. From December 2007 through December 2012, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) answered 65,557 calls, 1,735 online tips and 5,251 emails – totaling more than 72,000 interactions to help rescue victims. The NHTRC experienced a 259 percent increase in calls between 2008 and 2012. In a five-year span, the organization received 9,298 unique cases of human trafficking. The nonprofit states that the most common forms of sex trafficking reported to its hotline are "pimp-controlled" prostitution, commercial-front brothels and escort services. To put this into perspective, 41 percent of sex trafficking cases are victims from the U.S. The NHTRC also reports that women make up 85 percent of these cases. (Continued on page 4)

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