Combatting Child Sex Trafficking With Tenacity. Actually the title should be Combatting Child Sex Trafficking With the Same Tenacity As Combatting Ebola Virus Outbreak in the United States. If Americans paid as much attention to Child Sex Trafficking as they do to the Ebola Virus, then the children would be rescued and the traffickers would be prosecuted. But child sex trafficking that occurs right here within the U.S. is not an issue on the average American’s mind. Instead most people are concerned about themselves and if they focus on issues it’s the American Presidency, global warming, ecology, and saving the Rainforest etc.. I don’t know how the American people do not realize that Children are bought and sold for sex? What could be more important that combatting Child Sex Trafficking with tenacity because these Victims have no choice. Child Sex Trafficking occurs in every state within the United States. Did you know that Pimp/traffickers sell child victims: Toddlers, Pre-schoolers, Elementary schoolers, Middle schoolers, & High schoolers. Even some family’s sell their own children for sex buyers. In some of these cases the victims are tortured and murdered. It’s a FACT and not fiction.
If the headlines said, “Ebola Virus inbound into the United States!” you wouldn’t see the American people flitting through Sports Illustrated, academic research, statistics, & studies. Someone yells “EBOLA VIRUS” and then there is a Call To Action!
“A jury of six men and six women returned 13 guilty verdicts in the case of Albert Rich, 35, who was charged with human trafficking of a child, rape, kidnapping, torture and several other charges. The accusations occurred from May to June 2017 throughout Oakland and surfaced after his June 2017 arrest, after one of the woman victim’s friends called police. His youngest victim, 17 at the time, had a deodorant aerosol can forced into her rectum, causing such damage that 12 hours later, she was still bleeding, said prosecutor Sabrina Farrell in closing arguments last week. The girl testified that she had to wear a diaper for four months because of her injuries. https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/05/22/oakland-human-trafficker-who-burned-tortured-victims-found-guilty-on-all-charges/
“A 3-month-old baby and a 5-year-old child were rescued in October in Denver as part of a global effort that also saved 84 other minors from underage human trafficking rings across the US and dozens more in other countries.” https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/84-kids-were-just-rescued-from-sex-trafficking-in/
Child Sex Trafficking simply does not receive the same level of response and containment as an Ebola Virus Outbreak in the U.S. would. If something that is happening doesn’t affect them directly or put them in fear like an epidemic would, a very large number of people simply won’t give a damn. It’s very sad, but we live a complacent society. Personally, I find the existence of this child sex trafficking to be intolerable, which is why I am educating healthcare professionals on how to recognize victims. That is my small contribution.
She might NOT be Voluntarily Prostituting!
The working girls prostituting along the road that you might pass on the way home, just might NOT be voluntarily prostituting! But too may folks dismiss her as being an ordinary street walker who is prostituting to support her addiction! But ask yourself this question: How do you know? How do you really KNOW? Maybe she is age 14 or 15 and forced to work as a prostitute? WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Would you do nothing? THINK ABOUT IT.