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Survivor Of Child Sex Trafficking Brings New Outreach Tool To Streets

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Tina Frundt survived 10 years of forced sex trafficking and founded Courtney's House, a shelter for young people escaping similar ordeals. Her volunteers have a simple but powerful tool--a plastic compact mirror.
Mana Rabiee
Tina Frundt survived 10 years of forced sex trafficking and founded Courtney's House, a shelter for young people escaping similar ordeals. Her volunteers have a simple but powerful tool--a plastic compact mirror.

An estimated 200,000 American children are trafficked within the country each year. A local advocate has a new tool to help bring some of them off the streets.

Tina Frundt survived 10 years of forced sex trafficking and founded Courtney's House, a shelter for young people escaping similar ordeals. Her volunteers have a simple but powerful tool--a plastic compact mirror.

Their 24-hour hot line is printed on the compact in code so traffickers won't suspect anything. "This is something they won't take away from the girls," says Frundt. "It had to be something that we'll be able to give them discretely and they can discretely put on them. Usually what they do is put them in their bra and walk on."

Frundt says the city's go-go clubs, which admit all ages, are a regular haunt for traffickers.

Mana Rabiee reports...

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