Billboard message in Kent targets human trafficking
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
January 30, 2013 · 4:43 PM
Kent and King County officials unveiled a new message Wednesday on a Clear Channel Outdoors billboard in the 18900 block of 84th Avenue South (East Valley Highway) to help make people more aware of the fight against human trafficking in which women are hired to do work against their will, many as prostitutes.
Clear Channel donated advertising space more than a dozen billboards from Tacoma to Bellingham, including six in Kent. This billboard includes messages in Spanish from a woman who says “He lied about the job, now he won’t let me leave.”
County Councilman Reagan Dunn said the billboards are a way to reach out to victims, potential victims and the public. The ad encourages people to call 1-888-373-7888 to reach the National Human Trafficking Resource Hotline for help.
Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at email@example.com or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.