TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Britton Weir and others marched to the Vigo County courthouse Sunday protesting child sex trafficking.
Weir said after seeing posts surrounding the issue, she wanted to raise awareness in her own community.
“It’s been something that people were aware about for a while, but I don’t think people realized how bad trafficking is. I wasn’t even aware until fairly recently,” she said.
Over 30 protesters marched with signs and chanted sayings like “Save our children” and “Kids are not for sale.”
Charity Clark said she believes children need to be protected.
“They deserve to have a life—a full life. They deserve to have to suffer from any abuse or trauma. They’re our future. They grow up to be adults, who are going to be members of our society. I just think that children deserve to have every opportunity available to them,” Clark noted.
Weir has four children of her own. She said she wants them to be able to live freely without fearing that they’ll be harmed.
“The goal is to end pedophilia and child trafficking and human trafficking. But this is the step that we can take today. “