‘Unholy Tour’ Shows the Toll of Human Sex Trafficking in Atlanta, Georgia

On average, more than 100 juvenile girls are exploited each night.

Every month, approximately 12,400 men pay for sex with a young woman.

Leading up to the 2019 Super Bowl, 169 individuals were arrested on sex trafficking charges.

The city you visit for a show at the Fox Theatre or to see beluga whales at the aquarium brings in $290 million annually in sex trafficking.

Human trafficking is second only to drugs in terms of criminal enterprise in Atlanta, with Georgia’s capital ranked as the top city for commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S. Opening the eyes of legislators and the public to the issue has become a priority for Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Service Commission. His primary method for doing so is the Unholy Tour.

Each year Echols sponsors several of the outings where attendees board a bus and travel to the areas of Atlanta known for human trafficking. Speakers from various organizations share how they help combat the problem. Many of them have a personal connection and even been rescued themselves from being trafficked.

A free seat, but reservation needed

On the evening of May 23 Echols and the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s Public Affairs department will co-host the Unholy Tour to educate pastors, ministers, and church leaders on the reality of human sex trafficking in our communities.

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Source: Baptist Press