Some anti-human-trafficking activists quote jaw-dropping statistics to define the scope of the problem and publicize details of horrific individual cases involving children, to evoke outrage and inspire public reaction.
The issue of sex trafficking and the exploitation of children is large, and growing, experts said, but also is complex. It can’t be captured in a social media meme or a boldface headline.
Further complicating matters is the jigsaw puzzle of federal, state and local jurisdictions involved, the diverse methods used to assemble statistics, and the knowledge that sex crimes are underreported.
Veteran investigators have the experience to know who the perpetrators of child exploitation usually are and how they operate.
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