Riverside County’s four-day human trafficking conference gets underway

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County's annual four-day Human Trafficking Conference is underway, featuring an array of speakers, all of whom are scheduled to appear via a virtual platform available to the public. The conference will continue until Thursday, focusing on how drug abuse, difficulties at home and other factors lure children onto the street, into sex trafficking and other perils, according to the county Department of  Public Social Services, which is organizing and hosting the event. Scheduled speakers include Dr. Katarina Rosenblatt, author of ``Stolen,'' highlighting her experiences as a 13-year-old runaway who became part of a prostitution ring from which she narrowly escaped with her life; Opal Singleton, president of Million Kids; and Norma Vazquez, director of anti-human
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