I was honored today to speak briefly at a press conference organized by Attorney General Sam Olens. Olens was kicking of the “Georgia’s Not Buying It” campaign to fight underage sex trafficking and urge men not to buy sex from girls.
Also speaking at the press conference were GBI Director Vernon Keenan, US Attorneys Sally Quillian Yates, Ed Tarver, and Michael Moore, APD Chief George Turner, Senator Renee Unterman, Representative Ed Lindsey, and broadcaster Ernie Johnson. Here are a couple of photos I took during the presser.
The “Not Buying It” campaign will feature a number of things including a PSA featuring Johnson, Harry Douglas of the Falcons, Devin Harris of the Hawks, and Tim Hudson of the Braves.
Maggie Lee was there and filed this report in the Telegraph.
Olens likened underage sex trafficking, in which children and bought and sold for sex through the use of force, to modern-day slavery. It is a problem throughout Georgia, in both urban areas and in small towns and rural areas, he said.
The new campaign is a public-private partnership between Olens’ office, law enforcement, nonprofit advocates Street Grace and youthSpark, and the Governor’s Office of Children and Families.
For more information about the campaign and to take the pledge to fight underage sex trafficking visit the website.