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Human Trafficking In Texas: Selling Sex Online

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Vince Kong
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Texas Public Radio
Backpage.com was seized by the federal government in April.

There are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including almost 80,000 minors and youth victims, according to a study by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of Texas.

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Sex traffickers use the internet and social media for marketing and recruiting of victims. This is the first of a three-part series on sex trafficking.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has raw language and descriptions of sexual violence that are not appropriate for all listeners.