Human trafficking: Roseburg group teaches warning signs to parents, teens

The task force will screen "Chosen" on Jan. 18, 2018, at Phoenix Charter School in Roseburg. (Flyer image courtesy Douglas County Human Trafficking Task Force)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- January is Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month, and a Roseburg group wants people to be aware of the issue.

The Douglas County Human Trafficking Task Force is showing a movie that teaches people how rural teenagers can be the target of traffickers.

The group wants to teach parents to spot signs if your child may be in trouble.

"Changes in friends, maybe they have material objects - purses, clothes, jackets, shoes that you know that they can't afford; sometimes teens will disappear for long periods of time," says Violence Prevention Specialist Marion Kotowski.

The task force will show the film Chosen this Thursday at the Phoenix Charter School from 6-8 p.m. in Roseburg.

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