Sex trafficking to be topic of AAUW meeting


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 11:21 pm
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Maggie Tinsman of Bettendorf, a former Iowa state senator, will present a program about sex trafficking in the Quad-Cities to the Rock Island-Moline Branch of the American Association of University Women at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline.

The free meeting is open to the public.

Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which girls younger than 18 are forced into prostitution. Saturday's program will focus on the trafficking of girls ages 11 to 14.

While a state senator, Ms. Tinsman drafted human trafficking laws in 2005 that were passed in 2006. She also founded a Quad Cities Human Trafficking Project task force, the predecessor to the new Braking Traffik organization.




















 



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