Summit in Towson Calls for Awareness of Sex, Labor Trafficking

'It is absolutely imperative that the public be made aware of the crime that is literally happening next door.'

By Elizabeth Janney (Patch Staff)

February 5, 2015 at 3:45am

By Melanie Kozak, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

Alana Johnson, a mother of five, said she was stunned when she realized that child sex-trafficking was possible right in her community.

“I was blind to the fact that it’s right here,” she said.

And that is why she volunteered to work Saturday at the Maryland Freedom Conference at Towson University...