JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Thursday is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department held a news conference about the issue.
“Human trafficking is serious,” Sheriff Mason said. “It’s to the point of being so serious every few minutes a young whether it be a young boy or a young girl from the age of 14 years and up is kidnapped and taken off to sell their bodies.”
The event was held to bring awareness to the community.