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Sex trafficking moves to social media to find victims and perpetrators, Connecticut authorities say

“You can’t understate the extent to which the internet has changed the crime,” said Erin Williamson, survivor care program manager at Love146, a New Haven-based nonprofit dedicated to eradicating sex trafficking at home and abroad. “The internet facilitates access to victims and is being used to facilitate the sale of sex.”

Williamson said that 15 years ago, there was more talk among advocates against human trafficking about face-to-face interactions and how minors should protect themselves from strangers in parks, malls, or other public spaces.. But, the crime is shifting fast to the internet.

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