Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mercy Ministries in the News

Heidi Stevens, a longtime supporter of Mercy Ministries and close friend of Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn, recently spoke to myFOXChicago.com about Sex Trafficking in the U.S. and what Mercy is doing to help victims of this horrific crime. Please see the article below.



Cook County Had First Sex Trafficking Conviction Under Dart's New Initiative
By Jan Jeffcoat, FOX Chicago News

Chicago - It's not something you think can happen in your city, let alone your own neighborhood. In fact, thoughts of sex trafficking might take your mind to a faraway place like one you saw in the movies or on TV.  However, recent statistics show a much darker picture when it comes to sex trafficking in Chicago. One human services agency estimates more than 6,000 at-risk children are trafficked every year in Cook County alone.

FOX Chicago News spoke to one victim, a Chicago teenager who was forced to act as a sex slave in a southern suburb for three years.

To read this article in its entirety, CLICK HERE.


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