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, […]
Exchanging Food for Sex with Children Amounts to Sex Trafficking
Society is quickly outraged by reports that peacekeepers or aid workers have sexually exploited children in areas of conflict or developing regions. This year, reports surfaced that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic elicited sex acts with young boys in exchange for food. Unfortunately, this scenario is not new. A 1996 study from the UN […]
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 […]
Why wasn’t Jared Fogle charged with sex trafficking?
About two weeks ago, Jared Fogle, famous for his Subway sandwich diet, was indicted for two serious federal sex crimes: 1) receiving and distributing child pornography and 2) traveling to engage in illicit sexual contact with a minor. (Fogle has since pleaded guilty to both offenses). Recently, public debate questioned, ”why wasn’t Fogle charged with […]
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 […]
Dear John: We Are On To You
Dear John, We are on to you. If you pay for sex, you might get a child, and be guilty for your role in child sex trafficking– the abduction, rape, and slavery of children. So hear us when we say: If you shop for our children we will see that you get the justice you […]
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 […]
Petition: Stop Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl!
To: Arizona Office of the Attorney General County Attorney’s Office of Apache County County Attorney’s Office of Cochise County County Attorney’s Office of Coconino County County Attorney’s Office of Gila County County Attorney’s Office of Graham County County Attorney’s Office of Greenlee County County Attorney’s Office of La Paz County County Attorney’s Office of Maricopa […]
Porn: Driving demand for sex trafficking
The booming demand for trafficked women and children in recent years is due in part to the proliferation of pornography. It is time that we stop thinking pornography is victimless and free from consequence. We must recognize that all forms of sexual exploitation are seamlessly intertwined. Porn Changes the Brain: First, we must understand the […]
What is fueling the demand for child sex trafficking?
For most people it’s hard to imagine that grown men are having sexual contact with, paying for, and raping children. Yet this is happening with such frequency that this crime, human trafficking, is the now the fastest growing crime in the world. (Harris, K. 2012). What is causing grown men to abuse children in this […]