Special to SEGAZINE
Teenage girls are being prostituted in Coweta County.
“Four girls I’ve found at exit 41 so far,” said Tim Taylor, president of operations for the Metro Atlanta Human Trafficking Task Force. Atlanta has long been known as a center for sex trafficking, and Taylor is reaching out to local leaders to offer training for police officers and citizens.
Exit 41 has “got it already,” Taylor said. He said awareness and understanding can help slow the spread of sex trafficking and offer police officers and other community leaders methods for rescuing girls who are involved.
Taylor said generally “human trafficking starts” when a teen runs away from home. They come to the city, connect with a pimp and soon find themselves on the street.