When 15-year-old went to a Dallas Mavericks game with her father, she never expected to be taken from the stadium and sold into sex trafficking. This shocking incident has opened people’s eyes to the reality of human trafficking and the dangers that come with it.
Fortunately, the girl was rescued by Houston Private Investigator JB, who has been rescuing trafficked children for eight years. JB was contacted by the girl’s mother, who had a childhood friend whose daughter he had rescued in the past.
JB began looking for the girl online and within five hours, he found her. She had been placed in online advertisements for sex and was being trafficked in Oklahoma. When JB found her, he says she looked distraught and surprised.
JB was able to rescue the girl after 11 days, and several people have been charged in connection with trafficking her. JB has rescued children as young as 11, and the majority are between 14 and 16 years old. He donates his services to families and never charges them a penny.
JB is the co-founder of the Texas Counter Trafficking Initiative, a non-profit organization that works mostly on donations. He hopes that his work will help make tomorrow better than yesterday for those who have been trafficked.
The incident at the Dallas Mavericks game has increased awareness of human trafficking and how widespread it is. It is a reminder of the importance of education and prevention when it comes to this issue.