17 Jul American Child Sex Slaves Arrested, Not Rescued!
"The horror is that our children are victimized twice — first by the prostitution and then by the broken system that treats them like criminals while the buyers are given a slap on the wrist, if anything at all. What kind of message is this sending?" asked Founder and President of Shared Hope International, Linda Smith.
This is something I have complained about for years, when I first saw this in action while in YWAM working with teen’s living on the street caught up in the sex trade, law enforcement had no interest in helping the girls, only arresting them. I make this point on my website Not For Sale on my The Victims page.
Shared Hope International will release a groundbreaking report on child sex trafficking in the United States at the Congressional Human Trafficking Briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by the Human Trafficking Caucus and Victims’ Rights Caucus led by Congressman Poe (TX) and Congressman Smith (NJ), will open a panel discussion on the findings of more than four years of research in America. It highlights the harsh reality that hundreds of thousands of American children are victimized through sex trafficking in the US driven by the demand for the commercial sex acts they perform. A child sex trafficking victim who is purchased for sex by 5 different men per night, 5 nights per week for an average of 5 years would have been raped by 6,000 buyers during her victimization through prostitution. Many of these child rapists are never charged or prosecuted while the young victims’ lives are destroyed.
"From our investigative research gathered from 11 cities across the nation, we’ve found so many victims of domestic minor sex trafficking that are misidentified, and labeled as prostitutes. They are sold every day, every night in every city in America," said Smith. Watch human rights surveillance video instantly here: http://www.sharedhope.org/what/dmst.asp.
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Visit Not For Sale my website on human trafficking
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