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Billboard message in Kent targets human trafficking

Kent and King County officials unveiled a new message Wednesday on a Clear Channel Outdoors billboard in the 18900 block of 84th Avenue South to help make people more aware of the fight against human trafficking. - STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter
Kent and King County officials unveiled a new message Wednesday on a Clear Channel Outdoors billboard in the 18900 block of 84th Avenue South to help make people more aware of the fight against human trafficking.
— image credit: STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

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.

 

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