FMH working to identify human trafficking victims

By MIKE PERSLEY mpersley@newspost.com

Sep 23, 2015

Staff photo by Sam Yu Jen Spry spoke to healthcare professionals Wednesday evening at FMH Crestwood on her first hand experiences with human trafficking.

Staff photo by Sam Yu

Jen Spry spoke to healthcare professionals Wednesday evening at FMH Crestwood on her first hand experiences with human trafficking.

Jen Spry stood in front of a crowd and asked a simple question.

“What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘child’?” she said.

One person in the audience raised their hand and said, “Innocent.”

Another said “vulnerable,” “precious,” “naive.”

Then she asked what came to their minds when they hear the word “prostitute.”

The answers included words such as desperate, homeless, drug user and pimp.

“Do these two things go together,” she asked. “No. This is what we call child prostitution. But there’s no such thing as a child prostitute.”...