Jun 21, 2011
About 300,000 youths are trafficked for sex each year nationwide, according to the U.S. Justice Department. When Jessica Richardson was 17 years old she became a victim of this illegal industry and was trafficked throughout the west by her pimp. She's since escaped the life and is a Gresham businesswoman, teaching people how to save money on groceries.
Moderated by Emily Harris, host of Think Out Loud, OPB's daily public affairs talk show.
Recorded at Central Library: June 5, 2011