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LETTER TO NANCY MCBRIDGE OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN

Dear Ms. McBride:

You and I spoke briefly when I had started to set up an outreach campaign to put up posters in nail shops in areas adjacent to where we knew sex trafficking to be ongoing.  From experience, we've seen that these shops are often the only point of contact where victims are left alone without direct supervision from their traffickers.  We've also found the nail shop operators to be quite open to working with us to setting up a "rescue" extraction when these same victims come in for regularly scheduled nail appointments.

We've done these sorts of campaigns over the years without a hitch.  However, this was before the age of technology we live in where every phone call, email, text, and tweet is intercepted by modern traffickers who are very sophisticated these days.  Because they now know every call a victim makes from their cell phones, we have to alert them they can call us either collect from a third party phone, or to get to a pay phone to call o…