Harris County Prosecutor Goes on Today Show to Talk Sex Trafficking
"Houston serves as a destination for victims of trafficking forced into commercial sex, as well [as] a training ground where women and girls are shipped to other destinations throughout the U.S.," Geffin told Hair Balls in an e-mail. She added that 30 percent of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline come from Texas -- "and a majority of them came from Houston." Moreover, according to Geffin, human trafficking is a $28 billion industry. (Geffin also spoke about human trafficking for a 2010 Texas Monthly piece).
The Special Prosecution Unit, which sounds like it oughta be part of
the Law & Order franchise, deals with gambling, dogfighting,
prostitution and, in what's probably a bummer for a certain portion of
the population, prosecutes sexually oriented business violations.
We've seen Geffin in action in the courtroom, so we look forward to
seeing her address a nationwide audience. Trafficking is a serious
problem, and we're glad a local prosecutor is getting a chance to
explain just how bad things are, and, more importantly, what law
enforcement in Texas is doing about it.