• Society’s Persistent Misconception: Women Sell Sex Because They Should and Men Buy Sex Because They Can

    Commercial sexual exploitation can be viewed, simply, as a two-part system: supply and demand. Under an economic theory, supply (prostituted persons) follows demand (purchasers of sex). In theory, one would surmise that if demand could be eliminated, commercial sexual exploitation would cease to exist. In order to refocus efforts on eliminating the demand, society must […]

  • Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing – Human Trafficking

    Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing In Conjunction With Exodus Cry and Shared Hope International The Demand Factor in the Global Sex Trade: Human Trafficking as a Human Rights Crisis This event is in the past.  Please watch the video above or read the transcript. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 2255 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, […]

  • Maricopa County Prosecution Wins Guilty Verdict for Buyer in 20 Minutes

    Prosecutors in Phoenix are celebrating a major victory this week after securing a guilty verdict for a man convicted under Arizona’s “child prostitution” law for attempting to buy sex with a law enforcement officer who he believed to be a 16 year old girl. According to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, this is the first […]

  • How Tennessee Sentenced Buyer to 22 Years in Prison

    Editorial Note: After publication of this piece, Michael Kohlmeyer was declared not guilty. The jury’s previous verdict noted below was overturned by Criminal Court Judge Mark Fishburn. Reports indicate that the Nashville District Attorney’s Office plan to appeal this ruling. He wanted to buy girls “just over 8, not over 16.” That’s what Michael Kohlmeyer told […]

  • Frozen: Why Child Pornography Viewers Make it Impossible for Victims to Let Go

    Curled up on the cold tile floor of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s bathroom floor, I tried to regulate my breathing by placing my hand over my heart and humming the nursery rhythm “You are My Sunshine,” while tears poured out uncontrollably from the depths of my soul. One of my dearest […]

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