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Important Message from Children’s Advocacy Centers for Cape Cod & the Islands

In 2021, the Children’s Advocacy Centers for Cape Cod & the Islands, Bristol County, and Plymouth County held response meetings and coordinated support services to nearly 300 child victims of human trafficking. In nearly 90% of these cases, there was an online element related to the exploitation, meaning, the exploitation took place online OR there was specific communication, planning, or exchange that took place online. The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children is an issue in southeastern Massachusetts, it is underreported, and the cases are increasing. These are 10 more things we need you to know to help stem the tide in the trafficking of children.