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Tour Brings Awareness To Human Trafficking

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jan 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-31 18:58:16-05

January has been known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

This weekend, the "Unchained Movement" put on a walk-through tour as a way to demonstrate just how easily young girls can be lured into the sex trafficking world.

“In Tennessee, there are 94 teens that are being trafficked every month, and every two minutes, there’s a child being bought, sold, or rented for sex,” said Rachel Irby, “Unchained Movement” founder. “So it is a huge issue, and it’s not just happening in the big cities. We’re seeing it in the rural communities as well.”

Saturday's open house was scheduled to run through 7 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds.

Irby said the internet has been one of the biggest ways people have been recruiting young girls.