The Washington Times:
Human bondage hits U.S. heartland Illicit trade for labor, sex generates billions in profits
Nathan Wilson, creator of the Project Meridian Foundation, which seeks to assist law enforcement in identifying the traffickers and their victims, said the illegal trade in human beings for sexual exploitation or forced labor has reached epidemic proportions.
“Sex trafficking has become so widespread that no country, no race, no religion, no class and no child is immune,” he said, adding that 1.6 million children younger than 18 - native and foreign born - have been caught in the sex trade in the United States. But, he said, the actual number of victims is hard to quantify because of the lengths to which traffickers go to keep their crimes hidden.
2011 Project Meridian Foundation and their interns since 2008, have been working with law makers and the Attorney General office. To establish laws and strengthen those that are on the . To insure that our children and young women are protected from Traffickers and predators. Senator Newman and Delegate Watts with many others are taking action in the The Commonwealth of Virginia's General Assembly and Virginia's Attorney General's office.
Nathan is quoted in the Washington Post and News Advance Newspaper in Virginia: Virginia lawmakers battle human trafficking.
The National Press Club hosted PMF
The “Epidemic” of Children f orced into Sex Trafficking in the United States
Panel speakers included Former U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Project Meridian Founder & President, Nathan Wilson; Ambassador Lou C.de Baca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. State Department and Dr. Gary Reynolds retired Chief of Police and Executive Director , for Safe Surfin' Foundation.
The “Epidemic” of Children forced into Sex Trafficking in the United States
Panel speakers included Former U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Project Meridian Founder & President, Nathan Wilson; Dr. Gary Reynolds retired Chief of Police and Executive Director , for Safe Surfin' Foundation (which promotes safe use of the Internet), and Ambassador Lou C.de Baca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State. Click here & Watch the photo show of the event; Photo's by Noel St. John, St. John Photographics