RICHLAND, Wash.—Stop Child Trafficking Now walks happened across the United States and Canada Saturday.
Many people gathered in Richland at the Columbia Point Park Saturday afternoon to raise awareness. It's the first walk in the Tri-Cities.
Human trafficking is the world's second largest criminal enterprise after drugs and weapons. About 30-million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the last 30 years.
One organizer of the walk says even children in the Tri-Cities can be in danger.
"The Tri-Cities is the root between Seattle and Portland who are the largest cities in the country for sex trafficking and we are the root," says Jane Carlson, Organizer of Stop Child Trafficking Now Tri-Cities walk.
An average serial child molester may have as many as 400 victims in their lifetime.
If you want to help bring awareness you can donate to Stop Child Trafficking Now at 414 West 51st St., Lower Level, New York, NY 10019.