Young girls are being lured and forced into prostitution by gang members.  It's happening right here in the Yakima Valley.

Ruth Hill is the Alignment Director at Washington Engage, an organization dedicated to to eradicating sex and labor trafficking in Washington State by providing knowledge and tools that empower government, business, and grassroots leaders to take action.

Hill was a guest on Tuesday's Mike Bastinelli show. She talked about Washington Engage and it's efforts to stop human trafficking in Washington State and right here in the Yakima Valley through the internet and other venues.

Click this player to listen to the interview.

Part One

Part Two

Visit the Washington Engage website here

The Zonta Club of Yakima is involved locally in raising awareness to this problem. Find out more here.