And perhaps most alarming: children are being abused and forced into sex slavery.
Jessica Miller is the executive director of the Gingerbread House Bossier/Caddo Children’s Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization that collaborates with local agencies to serve child abuse victims throughout nine parishes in northwest Louisiana.
FBI Special Agent Chris Plants leads the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force in northwest Louisiana.
Age When I was in my mid-20s, I dated a guy who was 5 years younger than I was.
It didn't work out very well, but it wasn't age-related.
I was really excited about it all for the first year, it was my first relationship…were long distance as well till halfway through; in total in was 3 years.
The life-stage difference was very drastic at that point.
I usually forget about the age difference, although once in a while it's weird realizing that my husband was still in junior high when I started college.
My first husband was 18 when we started dating; I was 20.
Many of the girls are not only trafficked here in our neighborhoods but they are transported to larger cities where they are even less easily identified.
Girls from those communities are brought here and trafficked as well.” Miller said trafficking in the area is a growing problem and tends to be less organized than in big cities, but Shreveport-Bossier City’s location is ideal for it to occur locally.
Most of the guys I've dated have been my age or a few years older, guy in question is 23 and I'm 27.
We get along great I'm just worried about the gap. I'm currently dating a 21 year old and I'm 25.
He could never treat me to anything as small as a coffee, and complained if I asked if he wanted to go on vacations or day trips.