(Fox News) — If there’s a public face to human trafficking it’s usually that of a young teenage girl, but across the country a new type of victim is increasingly coming to the fore.
More and more, young boys are being preyed upon and exploited in the sex trade, and advocates are beginning to take notice.
“When you think about the magnitude of the problem, the number of kids being sold for sex here in America, most people think of girls,” Geoff Rogers, co-founder of the United State Institute against Human Trafficking (USIAHT), said in an interview with Fox News.
“And certainly there’s a tremendous number of girls being sold. But if we look at one particular study funded by the Department of Justice, … that study identified an estimated 36 percent of kids that are trafficked are boys.”