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Human trafficking campaign
Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans (OATH) and the Salvation Army have partnered together for a new campaign. It's called "She's 13." It's a campaign to bring awareness to the fact that 13 is the average age for young girls to be forced into sex trafficking.
According to OATH, the global estimates for people currently enslaved ranges from 12- to 100-million, with 184 countries participating in the exploitation of labor and sex industry workers.
The organization notes- young girls are recruited through the internet, at parks, malls, schools and even churches. OATH says the most common way to recruit young girls is through a "Romeo" pimp- someone who makes the victim feel loved, while grooming her into the sex industry. OATH says the second most popular way to recruit young girls is through other young girls who have already been abused and brainwashed into the lifestyle.
Fox 25's Kisha Henry will have more on this new campaign tonight at nine.
Posted: Thursday, September 6 2012, 10:46 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. reopens emergency operations command center
May 23, 2013 17:37 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management has reopened its emergency operations center as strong storms moved through central Oklahoma just days after a deadly tornado.
Department spokeswoman Keli Cain said Thursday that the center is open. The department had previously announced that the command center would be shut down at Wednesday at midnight.
Storms with heavy rain and hail began falling in the area early Thursday morning and prompted flash flood warnings in central Oklahoma.
The storms come after a massive tornado struck Moore on Monday and left 24 people dead and more than 300 injured.
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