By Evelyn Ticona
As President Barack Obama named January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, a group of West Palm Beach residents raised awareness of the problem in their own back yard.
On Thursday, Jan. 28 a crowd held a vigil outside a home on Lave Avenue where two years ago, federal investigators found 13 women used as sex slaves.
Todd Mullins, pastor of Christ Fellowship Church, addressed the issue of human trafficking on Jan. 31 in his sermon.
According to Mullins, 27 million people serve as slaves in the world today, and half of those are children.
With the earthquake in Haiti, the issue of human trafficking was brought to the table.