Benedict College President warns students of sex trafficking "trap"


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- The President of Benedict College posted a Facebook message to students late Friday night warning them of a dangerous flier set up as a sex trafficking "trap."

President Roslyn Artis posted the flier with the headline "So You Think You Can Model" onto her Facebook page around 9 p.m. warning students of the trap.

The flier, which has several grammatical errors, uses a photo of a popular Columbia native turned model, to lure women into thinking the advertisement is legit.

Specifically targeting females the ad asks women and photographers to email or call to embark on their modeling journey.

According to President Artis, the flier is a sex trafficking trap and advises students not to respond to the flier as she wants to protect each of the "precious" students from the predators.

"Do not respond to this - this is a trap! It’s called sex trafficking and it is a crime. Please, do not fall for this. For your safety, do not respond to this! If you see these on our campus or in our community, tear them down. Each of you is precious to me and I need you to protect yourselves from these predators!! Please share! #Notonmycampus #notonmywatch #BCgirlsarequeens"

The flier says:

"Have you always felt you can be a model?
Has anyone ever told you that you should model?
Or you've never thought about modeling?
Well BLW Modeling is looking for new FEMALE MODELS for 2018!
(Artistic Body, Imperial Body, Swimwear, Lingerie*, iCandy/Vixen*, Inked/Tattoo Models Aspiring, Experienced & Inexperienced Models welcome to tryout)
Find out how to make a career modeling or making Money modeling!
Who Knows Modeling like we do! Work with SC's top photographer & model for FREE**
All ages, races, heights, and sizes are needed and are welcome to submit!
Contact us via Text Support or Email (803) 500-0974
Photographers are welcome to apply for assistant photographer*"

Artis says that campus security has been made aware of this and are working to remove all of the fliers. If students or anyone in the community see's these fliers they are urged to remove them as well.

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