There is a large population of runaways in Bell County. These children are between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. One out of three are lured into prostitution within 48 hours and once they’re in, it’s extremely difficult to get away.

Lt. Michele Cianci, director of the special crimes unit with the Bell County Sheriff’s Office, will share more about this and other information concerning human sex trafficking and labor trafficking at a free seminar, from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Activities Center in the Harker Heights Library, 400 Indian Trail.

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