States of America is the #1
country of destination for trafficked victims.
The USA is a receiving country for sex-slaves and
forced manual workers from around the world. Within
our own borders, run-away or kidnapped children are also sold
and exploited. Much internet child pornography and/or
solicitation comes at the expense of these children.
While we cannot
say that the particular children highlighted below have been
trafficked, we do know that missing children are, at the very
least, at high risk of trafficking. Please visit this
link often to see if you recognize any of these children.
If so, please report them immediately.
child goes missing every 40 seconds in the USA.
That is more than 2,000 a day and
more than 800,000 every year. (National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
Another estimated 500,000 disappear without being
reported. For most, these bodies are never found. (Child
Rescue Network) What happens to
Georgia is the hotbed for sex tourism in the country.
"Men fly in, are
met by pimps, have sex with a 14-year-old for lunch,
and get home in time for dinner with the family,"
said Sanford Jones, the chief juvenile judge of Fulton
County, Georgia. (Reuters:
Sex Tourism Thriving in Bible Belt - click
October 50 children were rescued from prostitution
in a nationwide sting. Part
of Innocence Lost National Initiative in 36 cities
over 72 hours. Click
here to read more.
Vegas is the epicenter of
North American prostitution and sex trafficking.
(Melissa Farley, 'Prostitution and Trafficking
in Nevada: Making the Connections')
than 50% of online images of child abuse reported
to an internet watchdog can be traced to the USA
- leading percentage above all other countries.
in 7 teenagers in the USA run away from home .
Living on the streets, one out of every three
teens will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours
of leaving home. And the longer they are gone, the
more likely they are to engage in "survival sex."
After three months away from home, 90 percent of children
will turn to sex. (National
Incidence Studies of Missing, Runaway and Throwaway
Plain View - Some of these victims come to the USA
with dreams of a new life but instead enter into a living
nightmare. They are hidden right in front of us as we live
our daily lives. They may be working in fields you pass. They
may be hidden in vans driving down the highway. They may be
the women dancing in strip clubs you think are there
by choice. They may be children locked away in quiet neighborhoods
near where you live waiting in dark basements for the next
customer to knock at the door.
In the USA trafficking
rings have been discovered in trailor parks, massage parlors,
suburban homes, farms, working in major employment companies,
in mansions... click
here to download handout on identifying human
trafficking affects all of us
ask you to carefully count the cost of doing nothing and choose
rather to take action.
the MWP Movement: With your financial support
we can make a difference for those that are at-risk of human
trafficking and slavery. Be a part of God's plan to
set the captives free!