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Child trafficking walk brings awareness

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Child trafficking walk brings awareness. Child trafficking typically goes unnoticed especially here in the Tri-Cities. On Sunday lawmakers were sending a strong message. To stop child trafficking in our area.

A "Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk" was held at Columbia Point Park in Richland. Supporters say some resolutions have been passed by lawmakers but there's more work to be done.

Washington State Senator Jerome Delvin of District 8 says "I just felt that we need to bring more attention to this and help those victims. A lot of people just say 'oh well they're prostitutes,' it's not that. They deserve help and we need to put those perpetrators away."

Senator Delvin says he is working with prosecutors and law enforcement to work towards ending child trafficking.