Child sex trafficking survivor and author Holly Austin Gibbs to speak in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Holly Austin Gibbs, child sex trafficking survivor, will be speaking about her experiences in the world of child sex trafficking on Thursday November 7th, 2019 at 9:30 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown. A light breakfast will be served. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP by November 4th to or 315-788-8520.

Holly Austin Gibbs (formerly Smith) is a survivor and an advocate for survivors of all forms of human trafficking. Holly has appeared on the Dr. Oz show and her story has been featured on multiple media outlets, including the Brian Lehrer Show, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, PBS NewsHour, and USA Today.

Holly is the author of the academic book titled Walking Prey: How America’s Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery, and continues to publish articles on her Huffington Post blog. Holly has testified before Congress and consulted for numerous organizations, including the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the AMBER Alert program.

Holly demonstrates how child sex trafficking is a real problem even in a small town.

Traffickers use insecurities to gain trust and recruit their victim’s. Learning their tactics may help us protect our children.