|On Monday, January 13 the League of Women Voters of Manatee County will present a public information program on sex trafficking. This modern day form of slavery is a growing problem. Bringing in $35 billion nationally, it vies with the drug trade in profitability to the criminals, who victimize thousands of young people every year.
Speaking on this issue will be Sarah Houck of Selah Freedom, a local organization that works with victims. Bradenton Police Sgt. William Knight and Manatee County Sheriff Detective Theron Robinson will discuss what law enforcement is doing about this problem. The program will be held at the Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. Doors open at 11:30 am for a light lunch.
Other upcoming programs in the series are: Feb. 10: The Future of Newspapers in the Digital Age; March 10: Immigration Reform; Apr. 7: Voting Rights. All are open to the public and free of charge. See Attached schedule, refer to www.lwvmanatee.org, or call 729-9248.