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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Barbara Amaya
Former sex-trafficking victim Barbara Amaya highlights the need to "educate the public about the horrors of human trafficking or modern day slavery" ("Sex trafficking: Has anything changed in 45 years?" Web, Saturday).
Six months ago, Barbara Amaya said she was watching a story on television about teenage girls being trafficked for sex in her Northern Virginia neighborhood when she realized that she, too, had been the victim of sex trafficking — four decades earlier.
Ms. Amaya writes a column called Telling It Like It Is
"I didn't know I had been trafficked," she told an audience during a panel discussion on human trafficking sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation and the Women's Federation for World Peace at The Washington Times.