Joe Edwards, President of Patriots United, announced that the conservative organization is taking on the issue of human trafficking. In an email, Edwards wrote:
Human Trafficking is not far away. It is among us, hiding in the shadows.
Within a 10 mile radius of downtown Crystal Lake we have seen 4 massage parlors busted for prostitution and more insidious still, the largest child porn distributor in Illinois apprehended.
Another child porn bust in McHenry and now, a former Sergeant in the McHenry County Sheriff’s department has plead guilty to child pornography and sex acts with a minor.
None of these sad front-page stories are harmless and they almost always involve coercion.
This year we will learn how to draw a line in the sand, working with law enforcement, legislators, clergy and citizen activists to declare our counties NO Tolerance Zones.
Patriots United is hosting a breakfast on the issue at its 5th Annual Patriots United Breakfast February 8 in Crystal Lake. (more info HERE)