Nursing students want to raise awareness about human trafficking
A group of nursing students at Washington State University Tri-Cities is trying to raise awareness about human trafficking in our area.
The students are hosting a series of events this week.
Today, they brought in an interactive exhibit called "SOLD", that allows you to experience what it is like to be a victim of human trafficking.
Students say most victims are between 12 and 18 years old, and they say these crimes do happen in the Tri-Cities.
"Sex trafficking here in the Tri-Cities, it's a huge problem, we're what's called the I-5 corridor. All the sex trafficking victims have to come through the Tri-Cities before they can get shipped out to the rest of the mainland. And so a lot of people are really shocked by that, they didn't realize or didn't know" said Ginny Lettau, nursing student.
You can also visit the exhibit Friday, November 1st from 9 AM - 4 PM at the school.
Students say the best way to stop human trafficking is to raise your awareness, speak up if something seems odd, and don't be afraid to call police.
Fore more information on other human trafficking awareness events happening over the next few days, click here.