From an article at The Advocate, March 10, 2016, by Emily Wintringham
“You’re getting the PG (-rated) version of what’s going on. But it is important for everyone to know,” said Keith Bickford, head of the Human Trafficking Unit of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
Bickford spent an hour Tuesday in the Town and Gown Room to educate MHCC students and staff about the gruesome realities of sex slavery in our own backyards. The vivid stories he shared from his experience working with victims and their families are the filtered versions, but still go far beyond the dry numbers and conventional stats we usually encounter at public forums.