Approximately 800,000 children go missing in the United States every year, and many of them end up in the hands of sex traffickers. After you read what I have to share with you, I guarantee that you will start watching your children much more carefully when they are in public.
In The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children has Become Big Business in America, by John W. Whitehead I was horrified to read that in the U.S. authorities believe that the number of under-age sex workers is somewhere between 100,000 to 150,000. The buying and selling of minor children for sex has become a $9.5 billion industry. It has become the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
It is a national crisis and yet, for some reason, very few members of Congress are interested in making it a top priority.
In what has become America’s dirty little secret, children, as young as 9 years old are being bought and sold for sex. A single child might be raped by 6,000 men during a five year period of servitude.
With between 100,000 to 150,000 child slaves in the US, we are talking about potentially millions of men committing acts so horrific, so evil that they should be given the death penalty for their actions.
As investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins noted in Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door, “It’s become more lucrative and much safer to sell malleable teens than drugs or guns. A pound of heroin or an AK-47 can be retailed once, but a young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a day—and a ‘righteous’ pimp confiscates 100 percent of her earnings.”
As David McSwane recounts in The Stolen Ones, a chilling piece for the Herald-Tribune,: In 2011 in Oakland Park, an industrial Fort Lauderdale suburb, federal agents encountered a brothel operated by a married couple. Inside ‘The Boom Boom Room,’ as it was known, customers paid a fee and were given a condom and a timer and left alone with one of the brothel’s eight teenagers, children as young as 13. A 16-year-old foster child testified that he acted as security, while a 17-year-old girl told a federal judge she was forced to have sex with as many as 20 men a night.”
Every single day, young girls are being abducted and forced into slavery, forced to live a nightmare of endless rapes, drugging, humiliation, degradation, threats, disease, pregnancies, abortions, torture, pain and live with the constant fear of being killed or worse, of having those you love hurt or killed.
This sort of evil is taking place every night in America, and it should be eradicated. But our national leaders don’t seem too interested in making that happen.
sources: The Essence of Evil: Sex With Children has become Big Business in America by John Whitehead; Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door by Amy Collins; The Stolen Ones by David McSwane