The group has helped rescue 148 victims, Robinson said.An Ocean Springs teenager was found recruiting other teens in her school to attend parties where the girls were given a colorless and odorless “date rape” drug, Robinson said.The employee is required to be able to talk and hear, and use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
This position can be part time or full time and must be MVR certified.
“There’s things you can actually pinpoint: insecurity complex — they don’t do well in school and they’re probably already physically or sexually abused by someone else by the time they reach the age of 10,” she said.
Advocates for Freedom, a faith-based nonprofit group, was formed more than five years ago and has been following regional cases of human trafficking, including some that haven’t made headlines.
An observant person can spot a possible victim of human trafficking if they know the signs that can identify them, an advocate told police and firefighters Wednesday.
They may be a victim of sex slavery, forced into prostitution, said Sharon Robinson, president of Advocates for Freedom.
In an older case, a Vancleave woman sold her 3-year-old daughter for sex dates to get money for drugs.