Hands Off This Girl is a brand new web series created by local filmmaker, Shandra McDonald-Bradford.
According to Shandra, Hands Off This Girl is a web series because the Internet is ground zero for sex trafficking, as evidenced by the ongoing Backpage.com controversy. Shandra’s years of research have provided her with a wealth of information that she uses as background to help her develop the full scope of this series:
· In Georgia, 7,200 men have sex with adolescent girls each month.
· Atlanta has been designated by the federal authorities as one of the most significant hubs for child sex trafficking in the United States.
· The average age a girl gets involved in prostitution is 13. Her average life span in the business? Seven years.
· The $39 billion sex trafficking industry has stolen hundreds of thousands of young American girls - daughters, sisters, nieces and cousins – and forced them into prostitution. Some reports count as many as 40 percent of these victims as black girls.
I have attached pictures and video from the web series and its producers. Please make an effort to find out more about this issue and keep our children safe from predators. For more on this and its cause go to http://www.indiegogo.com/handsoffthisgirl