Sex trafficking victim: ‘It happens in every community’

SCHENECTADY – Salka Valerio recounted running away at 14 years old with a high school friend from her Virginia hometown to New York, to what she thought would be a safe place with his aunt and uncle. That fateful decision set the teen on harrowing path where she bounced around between several pimps and was “trafficked on the street at different underground strip clubs” throughout several downstate boroughs. Keep...

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Sheila Wood takes reins of SAFE Inc. When the weather gets warm, Sheila Wood wants to have a cookout outside the emergency shelter for homeless, runaway and “throwaway” youth, conveying soft power to the community through grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. Read More at The Daily...

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