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Willis High Grad Helping Victims of Sex Trafficking

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Willis High School product Dottie Laster is becoming somewhat of a celebrity, but not in the way one might think. She has been featured in Texas Monthly magazine, New York Times Blog, More Magazine and in a CNN documentary.

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Rose Becke (141)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 7:52 pm
Some people rescue abused animals or save babies from being killed. Laster searches for women and children who are forced into the sex trade and works to combat human trafficking, protecting and restoring victims of this horrific and fast-growing crime. Laster, a 1982 Willis High School graduate, was in Conroe Tuesday on her way to Houston from her home near Austin to deliver a Visa to a victim forced into labor trafficking.

“I’ve always thought slavery was an evil institution,” she said. “When I was 8, I remember wondering if I had lived in the 1800s, would I have bought all the slaves I could and protected them or would I risk everything and attack the whole system.”

Her Twitter page describes her as an “expert at combating human trafficking – voice for victims of trafficking and a woman who kicks hornets’ nests.”

She was trained by the Department of Justice to train law enforcement and others on human sex trafficking. In recent weeks, she spoke to students at The Woodlands High School and the John Cooper School in The Woodlands about the tactics that recruiters of human trafficking use to target young students, male and female.

“I hear from victims that sex traffickers are lurking around high school and middle school campuses,” Laster said. “They are called Romeo pimps. I have worked with families where the parents are blindsided by an evil that they never knew existed.”

Jason S (50)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 7:54 pm
Good posting, thanks

Yvonne F (181)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:55 am
Kudos to her!!!! Great post! Thanks Rose

Helen P (57)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:07 pm
Great to read of someone making such a difference. Thanks for sharing the article Rose.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:34 pm
I agree with the above cheers Rose

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:32 pm
Noted thank you Rose.
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