VIDEOS: Sex Trafficking Awareness PSAs Released

The Fairfax County Police Department has released two new videos on how to prevent human trafficking.

Det. Bill Woolf of the FCPD’s Human Trafficking Unit advises parents to monitor their teenagers’ online activity to protect them from predators.

“If parents aren’t engaged, if they’re not monitoring their kids’ activities and behaviors, it’s very possible that they could be being scouted and manipulated into teen sex trafficking,” Woolf said.

Police promoted the videos on Tuesday for the one-year anniversary of the “Just Ask” Prevention Project, for which the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force received a $1 million federal grant.

More than 250 human trafficking victims were identified in Northern Virginia in the past year, Woolf told The Centreville Independent. Help was offered to victims after police received 141 tips from locals, Woolf said.

A Reston man was charged with sex trafficking in May after he manipulated a mentally incapacitated woman into prostitution, police said.

Recent Stories

Students wear and wave Pride flags at Fairfax High School’s walkout (photo by Carys Owens) Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay believes the county will be on “safe…

The anticipated groundbreaking is officially on pause (via Comstock) The redevelopment of downtown Herndon by Reston-based developer Comstock has been officially been put on pause. But Fairfax County’s commitment to…

Your new physical therapy and sports rehab experts in Tysons Corner. Rehab 2 Perform is bringing their fitness focused physical therapy company to Tysons Corner! R2P serves the community with…

The first major renovations to Reston Town Center’s in 30 years are well underway, with the pavilion set to reopen later this year. A spokesperson for Boston Properties says the…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list