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Selling Girls in America is a podcast focusing on the sex trafficking epidemic in America. Hear the stories, learn the indicators and become part of the solution.
Bonus Episode – COVID-19

Bonus Episode – COVID-19

Due to recent current events surrounding the COVID-19 health crisis and shutdown of numerous systems we wanted to update you on the impact this is having on sex trafficking. Throughout the show we reference a recent report that Guardian Group put together to lay out...

EP 10 – Conclusion

EP 10 – Conclusion

This season was designed to lay a foundation of knowledge around trafficking for listeners. It is our vision for future season to provide a space for survivors to share their stories. In the meantime it is time for American's to raise their voice for change in this...

EP09 – Community

EP09 – Community

Training someone to recognize the indicators of trafficking is vital to stopping the crime. Think of it this way if someone robs your house, you recognize that the crime happened, you report it, action is taken. However, if you don't recognize that the crime was...

EP08 – Aftercare

EP08 – Aftercare

This episode covers the importance of the aftercare process. This is something Guardian Group does not provide directly, however, we have helped communities start a CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) Response Team to ensure their aftercare response is ...

EP07 – Recovery

EP07 – Recovery

We are very careful when we talk about rescue vs. recovery. When you rescue someone you remove them from a dangerous situation, however, when you provide an opportunity for recovery you create a space that allows someone to return to a normal state of health and mind....

EP06 – Molly’s Story

EP06 – Molly’s Story

On this episode you will meet Molly, the mother of a sex trafficking survivor. Her story takes bravery to share as we learn how this crime impacts all members of the family.   Thank you for your willingness to share your story with our audience Molly! We are...

EP05 – Traffickers

EP05 – Traffickers

Pimps or traffickers are responsible for running the supply aspect of the sex trafficking industry. Each uses their own tactics to recruit, manipulate and exploit the women and children involved. Selling people has become less risky and more rewarding than taking part...

EP04 – Buyers

EP04 – Buyers

Prostitution is not the oldest profession it is the oldest oppression. Yes, there are outliers out there that make their living selling their body for sex, but as a country we must stop focusing on this small percentage and start focusing on the children being sold as...

EP03 – Breaking

EP03 – Breaking

The breaking phase occurs when a trafficker introduces his victim into “the life”. For some this can be very violent, including gang rapes, for others it may be giving an illicit massage to one of the predator’s friends. Shame is often used to maintain power and...

EP02- Grooming

EP02- Grooming

Trafficking can be difficult to identify, especially in it's earliest stages. Often a pimp/trafficker will act like a boyfriend and groom his victims into the life by gaining emotional control over them as they fall in love with him. It can be tricky to see the red...

EP01 – Assessment & Recruitment

EP01 – Assessment & Recruitment

EP01 - Assessment & Recruitment Assessment and recruitment is the first phase in the cycle of sex trafficking. Below you will find the statistic referenced throughout the episode. - Average age of entry into the sex trade is 15 years old, with 1 in 6 being younger...

EP00 – Free the Oppressed

EP00 – Free the Oppressed

EP00 - Free the Oppressed Guardian Group’s mission is to prevent and disrupt the sex trafficking of women and children while enabling partners to identify victims and predators in the United States. A veteran operated nonprofit with 10 years in the counter trafficking...

Meet The Hosts

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Randall Surles

Randy is an editor/ writer/ blogger.  His blog analyzes stories in different mediums to determine what makes them work.  He is also one of the hosts of the Story Grid Showrunners which analyzes hit television shows using the Story Grid method developed by Shawn Coyne.  Formally a Green Beret, he received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas in El Paso, and has been editing and writing ever since.

 

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Jeff Tiegs

Jeff Tiegs is a Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Expert with over 25 years of service in US Army Special Operations. He has commanded units during combat operations around the globe including Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

 

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Guardian Group’s mission is to prevent and disrupt the sex trafficking of women and children while enabling partners to identify victims and predators in the United States.