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_46626707_websitegrab In a victory in the war against human trafficking Chinese police have found 2,008 children, ranging from babies to young adults, who were kidnapped from their families. Hundreds of arrests have also been made and 42 suspects were detained last week for allegedly selling 52 children in the north of China.

In China’s patriarchal society, baby boys are especially prized, sometimes selling for as much as $6,000 (£3,670), says the BBC’s Quentin Sommerville in Beijing.

Girls are sometimes sold for just $500 (£305), he says.

Human traffickers also kidnap girls in order to sell them as brides in areas where there is a high ratio of men to women. Some families also sell their female children in order to be able to try again for a boy. Children of poor farmers or migrant workers are often targeted. The parents of such children have complained in the past of official indifference to their plight.

Read the full story Here.

Federal officials announced Monday that 52 children had been saved and nearly 700 people had been arrested and charged over the past three days in a nationwide crackdown on child prostitution.

Officials of the FBI, along with representatives of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and police agencies throughout the country, said the arrests were the results of investigations in 36 cities.

Too many still do not believe human trafficking is not only alive and well in the US but is growing daily.

Read the full story By Joe Markman / Tribune Washington Bureau Here.

child behind bars "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.

Visit Shared Hope International’s website

Visit Not For Sale my website on human trafficking

 

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