Thursday, October 19, 2017
CHILDREN FOR SALE: VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING
"84 kids, including 3-month-old rescued from human trafficking ring"
"Agents report the 3-month-old girl was rescued along with a 5-year-old girl from a home in Denver after a friend of the children’s family offered an undercover officer sex with the two young girls in exchange for $600.
The FBI is working with Child Protective Services to conduct a forensic interview and secure safe placement of the children, the report states. The subject was placed under arrest.
IN ONLY 3 DAYS, 120 TRAFFICKERS UNCOVERED, 84 CHILDREN RESCUED.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, rescued 84 children and arrested 120 traffickers as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from Oct. 12-15, 2017.
A press release from the FBI says Operation Cross Country XI was enforced in 55 FBI field offices and involved 78 state and local task forces. FBI agents and task force officers staged operations in hotels, casinos, and truck stops, as well as on street corners and Internet websites.
The youngest victim recovered during this year’s operation was 3-months-old, and the average age of victims recovered during the operation was 15-years-old, the release states.
IT MADE MY BLOOD RUN COLD TO READ THIS ARTICLE AND NOW I JUST WISH THERE WAS A MORE FITTING PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE WHO TRAFFIC IN CHILDREN FOR SEX, FOR THOSE WHO WOULD PAY TO HAVE SEX WITH A BABY, A TODDLER, A CHILD.
I SAY THAT AS A RETIRED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, AS SOMEONE WHO HAS RESEARCHED THIS AND STUDIED THE DATA FOR OVER 25 YEARS, EVER SINCE I READ THE HORRIFIC HEADLINES ONE MORNING THAT A YOUNG 'FATHER' HAD DISEMBOWELED HIS 2-WEEKS-OLD DAUGHTER DURING A MURDEROUS RAPE OF THAT INNOCENT BABY.
NO, IT ISN'T A "SICKNESS", IT'S A WILLFUL CHOICE, A CONSCIOUS DECISION, A VIOLENT AND HEINOUS CRIME AGAINST THE INNOCENT, SOMETHING PEOPLE DO BECAUSE THEY LIKE DOING THAT.
ELSEWHERE, IN A 6-DAY 'STING' IN JUST ONE COUNTY IF FLORIDA, 277 WERE ARRESTED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION, INCLUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, PHYSICIANS, TEACHERS AND RETIRED MILITARY.
POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A week-long undercover sting targeting human trafficking and online prostitution in Polk County ended with 277 arrests that included doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement officers.
“That’s the most we have ever arrested in the history of the sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “Operation No Tricks, No Treats” started last Tuesday, October 10 and ran through Monday, October 16.
Some of the suspects arrested in the undercover operation are doctors and pharmacists, former and current law enforcement officers, a lawyer, two men who traveled to have sex with minors and two sex offenders.
A REPORT BY THE BBC BACK IN JULY THIS YEAR STATED CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS NINE WERE USED IN ONLINE SEX ABUSE LIVE-STREAMING.
NO, CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 5 HAVE BEEN FILMED AS HOSTAGES AND AS VICTIMS OF TORTURE, SOME CASES EVEN LEADING TO DEATH OF A CHILD, WITH ONLINE VIEWERS ABLE TO REQUEST CERTAIN THINGS BE DONE TO THE VICTIMS.
"Children as young as nine are being groomed on the live-streaming app 'Periscope', a BBC investigation has found."
ASIAN NATIONS RISING TO NUMBER ONE AS SELLERS AND BUYERS OF LIVE ONLINE CHILD SEX ABUSE VIDEOS.
REUTERS, OCT. 17, 2017
Demand for live streaming of child sex abuse is a growing problem in the Mekong region, the United Nations said in August, as it pointed to a shift in child sex webcam centers from the Philippines to Thailand.
In 2016, the U.N. children’s agency said poor families in the Philippines were pushing their children into performing live sex online for pedophiles around the world, in a form of child slavery.
In a seven-day check on Bangkok, more than 3,600 individual internet addresses had been identified sharing child exploitation material.
3,000 PER YEAR IN THE U.K., INCLUDING A ONE-YEAR-OLD BABY.
HOW MANY GO UNREPORTED, UNDISCOVERED?
More than 3,000 cyber-enabled sexual crimes were committed in England and Wales against children in past year
The internet was used to commit an average of eight sexual crimes against children each day in the past year, including rapes, grooming and live streaming of abuse, new figures obtained by the NSPCC reveal. The data reveals that in England and Wales during 2015-16 more than 3,000 sexual crimes were committed against children in which the internet was used as a gateway to access or abuse them. These included more than 100 rapes.
Most victims of the offences reported to police were 13 years old (535 individuals) but 272 children aged under 10 and a one-year-old baby were involved in the crimes that took place.
Of the 44 police forces in England and Wales, 38 responded to the freedom of information request for figures on how many cyber-enabled sexual crimes had been committed against children. The forces that responded recorded 3,186 sex crimes against children in which the internet had played a part.
The figures were revealed on Tuesday in the NSPCC’s annual 'How Safe Are Our Children?' report.
Online sexual abuse is real. Every child is at risk.
When children go online, they are opening the door to a world of predators, not all adults – young people themselves under the age of 18 are abusers, too. And they are doing so with little understanding of the dangers and with little information.
“You would never send a child to the park on their own with no advice. You would never let them cross the road with no advice. We warn them about strangers. But the internet? Smartphones? We just let them do it,” says Dan, an officer with the Met Police Predatory Offenders Unit.
The problem, the police emphasise, is not with the internet or smartphones, but with human behaviour.
Thus far, all efforts to deal with the problem of online abuse have been centered on controlling access to the internet, through limiting use of smartphones or through parental controls.
That is clearly not working.
So what should we be doing? We can’t simply put tech back in its box.
Of course, we need to educate children about the dangers and trust them to make the right decisions. But, tragically, sometimes even that will not be enough, as Lorin LaFave – mother to a son who was groomed online and killed – knows to her cost.
DENIAL AND HIDING THE FACTS CREATE MORE VICTIMS.
In US schools, according to the United States Department of Education, (that link is to a PDF download) "nearly 9.6% of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career."
THAT MEANS THAT 1 IN EVERY 10 STUDENTS HAS BEEN OR WILL BE EXPOSED TO THIS.
PAY ATTENTION, PARENTS, PLEASE!
In studies of student sex abuse by male and female educators, male students were reported as targets in ranges from 23% to 44%.
Significant under-reporting of sexual abuse of boys by both women and men is believed to occur due to sex stereotyping, social denial, the minimization of male victimization, and the relative lack of research on sexual abuse of boys.
AT SCHOOL, AT CHURCH, IN THE CARE OF BABYSITTERS, VISITING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY, AT PLAY IN THEIR OWN YARDS, WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL, ON THE INTERNET, EVERYWHERE, CHILDREN ARE AT GREAT RISK AND AT GREATER RISK EVERY DAY.
BE AWARE, EDUCATE YOUR CHILD ABOUT THESE VERY REAL DANGERS.
ONE CAN DO SO IN A WAY SO AS NOT TO CAUSE FEAR BUT MERELY IMPART KNOWLEDGE.
THE EXCUSE THAT DOING SO WILL 'TRAUMATIZE' A CHILD IS INVALID.
IMAGINE THE TRAUMA OF A CHILD WHO IS A VICTIM.
TO NOT EDUCATE CHILDREN TO THIS DANGER IS TERRIBLY WRONG.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Resources | by National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
EVEN IF IT IS SOMEONE YOU LOVE, SOMEONE YOU TRUSTED WHO IS GUILTY OF SEXUALLY (OR IN ANY OTHER WAY) ABUSING A CHILD, DO THE RIGHT THING, FOR THE SAKE OF THE INNOCENT CHILD.
NO MATTER WHAT, HELP THE CHILD ABOVE ALL ELSE.
A CHILD PREDATOR DOES NOT STOP AND EACH TIME THEY ATTACK OR SOLICIT CHILDREN THE RISK INCREASES THAT A CHILD WILL DIE.
SILENCE MAKES THOSE WHO REMAIN SILENT ACCESSORIES TO THE CRIME, AS GUILTY AS THOSE WHO COMMIT THEM.
PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY CAN OFFER AND HAVE OFFERED EXCUSES FOR THOSE WHO PREY ON CHILDREN, ON BABIES, BUT THERE IS NO EXCUSE BECAUSE EACH TIME THESE PREDATORS ABUSE A CHILD, IT IS A WILLFUL ACT, A DECISION ONLY THEY CAN MAKE. THEY KNOW IT'S WRONG AND AGAINST THE LAW BUT DO IT ANYWAY.
IT'S NO 'ACCIDENT', IT'S NO 'MISTAKE', IT'S A CHOICE.
IT'S TIME WE DEMAND THAT ALL WHO MAKE THAT CHOICE PAY A HIGHER PRICE FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY...AGAINST THE INNOCENT CHILDREN THEY PREY UPON.
REPORTING AND RECOGNIZING VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
READ THE ABOVE WEBSITE, PLEASE, SHARE IT, FIND LOCAL RESOURCES FOR YOUR OWN AREA.
HELP SAVE A CHILD.
EMPOWER YOUR OWN CHILDREN WITH FACTS.
Posted by Waninahi at 4:19 AM