LAYTON -- Jaime Heiner remembers well the day her life felt like it was turning back around. She had arrived at her Kaysville home to find a bouquet of flowers on her doorstep.
When Jaime discovered the flowers were actually for her, she felt a warm embrace from the person who had sent them. And that person was a stranger.
"I said to myself: 'Someone actually cares. I'm not alone. I'm not worthless,' " she said.
That stranger was Lauren Wilko, who is now the Backyard Broadcast station chief for Davis High School.
Backyard Broadcast is a teen movement that started in Davis County and is spreading across the country. The effort is designed to stomp out child sexual abuse and especially human trafficking through advertising -- broadcasting -- about the problem in ways that help victims and educate potential victims about staying safe.
"Youth can power together to change the world," Jaime said of the movement.
Jamie, 17, says she was sexually abused by someone she looked up to and who was a family friend.
Breaking free from the toxic relationship was difficult because her abuser said her life would be over if she ever told anyone about what he did to her, Jamie said.
But what she found when she did come forward and others reached out in support was quite the opposite.
"It was seriously a miracle," she said.
After receiving the flowers from Lauren, Jaime started her own Backyard Broadcast group at Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science, a charter school in Layton where she is a junior.
"Throughout my process of healing, I found out that service was the best thing I could do," she said.
"I have had several girls say they were victims of sexual abuse. ... It has been amazing to have someone else say, 'I've been a victim, too, and I want to make a difference.' "
Since Jamie started the group in March, interest has grown to about 40 members who are enthusiastic about talking to others about this issue.
The members wear their Backyard Broadcast T-shirts every week, and they just finished a monthlong effort to wear them every school day to spark conversations about human trafficking and sexual abuse.
"The shirts are $10," said Clearfield resident Alex Bingham, a senior and the newest member of the NUAMES Backyard Broadcast.
"If you can't give that to stop child abuse, what would motivate you to stop child abuse?"
Merritt Cook, a junior from Layton and the vice station chief of the NUAMES group, said she believes child sexual abuse and human trafficking are important issues for people to know about and to strive to change.
Merritt said one of her college professors told her class about going into a bar in Korea and seeing girls there up for auction.
"It is horrible," she said. "Their families knowingly sell them into this industry."
She told of a story about a 15-year-old girl in the United States who was sold by her father, who then held her down during repeated abuses over three years.
And Merritt said a friend's eyes were opened when she went with her family to hang out on the streets and pretend to be homeless.
She said a man tried to persuade the friend to get into his car by saying he would take her to get food.
When the friend said no, Merritt said, the man went and got the food but then drove away without giving it to her when he saw her talking to her mother.
The friend said she later realized how tempting it would have been to get into that car if she had actually been desperate for something to eat.
One thing Jaime said she has learned is that many people don't believe child sexual abuse even happens in Davis County.
When Jaime talked and played the piano at a Prevent Child Abuse Utah event, she said, "One woman came up and said, 'There's no way you can live in Davis County because there is no way sexual abuse happens in Davis County.' "
But Jaime believes the problem exists everywhere.
According to childrescue.org, every two minutes in America, someone sells a child for sex.
Studies by David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center, show that:
* One in five girls and one in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.
* Self-report studies show that 20 percent of adult females and 5 to 10 percent of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident.
* During a one-year period in the U.S., 16 percent of those ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.
* Over a lifetime, 28 percent of those ages 14 to 17 in the U.S. had been sexually victimized.
* Children are most vulnerable to sexual abuse between the ages of 7 and 13.
Jamie said she also has learned that pedophiles look like everybody else.
"What little kid is going to get in a car with a scary man?" she said. "They look normal until they get behind closed doors."
When Jaime's mother, Sue Heiner, was asked what she wished she had known before allowing an abuser access to her daughter, she said, "I wish I knew pedophiles come in all shapes and sizes. They are not the scary-looking people of our imaginations. They can be educated, friendly, normal-looking people."
She also learned to keep her eyes open to the possibility that sex abuse can happen.
Jaime said keeping her abuse in the open has given her the power to speak in a way that makes people listen -- and it has given her the power to make a difference.
"Part of the things Backyard Broadcast has done for me is help me decide what to do with my life," she said. "I love how it makes me feel I can make a change."
Jamie said her career plans now are to become an advocate for victims.