WILLIAMSPORT – It’s hard to imagine something as pervasive as sex trafficking taking root in Lycoming County, but for victims and activists, the problem has been ignored for far too long. Born in Williamsport and shuffled from home to home throughout the county, Lynaugh Bobst made it through her entire childhood as a victim of sex trafficking. “I showed every marker for severe abuse and the services weren’t there,” Bobst

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent diagnosis’ trafficking and prostitution survivors are faced with after leaving a life of sexual exploitation. PTSD, simply put, is the result of trauma. From the physical torture and emotional manipulation often inflicted by the pimps to the continual sexual assault they endure from the tricks, trauma is truly the cornerstone of sex trafficking and prostitution. Trauma can be categorized in

Every year more than 40 million people are forced into the world of human trafficking, someone’s sons and daughters trapped in this modern-day slavery. It’s everyday Americans who are the most common victims of human trafficking, with some as young as 10 years old being traded or sold for forced labor and sexual exploitation. Trafficking is a persistent problem in the United States and across the globe. While awareness has

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