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Rochester Police Department tells KIMT that many times these sex trafficking stories we see on social media end up being debunked.

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 11:13 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.-  Posts of men and women claiming to be targeted for sex trafficking go viral on social media. 

Captain Sherwin from RPD stated, "...These types of posts have been circulating for a few years. has a lot of info on similar type posts regarding sex trafficking and they seem to always be debunked..."

So, KIMT headed to to find that many of the human trafficking stories on the website that originated on social media were, in fact debunked. 

That is not to say thought that sex trafficking is not a very real and serious thing to be on the lookout for. One father we spoke with says that he is raising his daughter being completely honest with her. He says the most important thing is to not shelter her and teach her how to respond to certain situations. 

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