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The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America
The Rutherford Institute ^ | April 23, 2019 | John W. Whitehead

Posted on 04/27/2019 10:29:22 AM PDT by Perseverando

“Children are being targeted and sold for sex in America every day.”—John Ryan, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.

This is America’s dirty little secret.

Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to the buying and selling of young girls—has become big business in America, the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.

As investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins notes, “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.”

Consider this: every two minutes, a child is exploited in the sex industry.

According to USA Today, adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States.

Who buys a child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men from all walks of life.

“They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse,” writes journalist Tim Swarens, who spent more than a year investigating the sex trade in America.

In Georgia alone, it is estimated that 7,200 men (half of them in their 30s) seek to purchase sex with adolescent girls each month, averaging roughly 300 a day.

On average, a child might be raped by 6,000 men during a five-year period of servitude.

It is estimated that at least 100,000 children—girls and boys—are bought and sold for sex in the U.S. every year, with as many as 300,000 children in danger of being trafficked each year. Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways, and still others are sold into the system by relatives and acquaintances.

“Human trafficking—the commercial sexual exploitation of American children and women, via the Internet, strip clubs, escort services, or street prostitution—is on its way to becoming one of the worst crimes in the U.S.,” said prosecutor Krishna Patel.

This is an industry that revolves around cheap sex on the fly, with young girls and women who are sold to 50 men each day for $25 apiece, while their handlers make $150,000 to $200,000 per child each year.

This is not a problem found only in big cities.

It’s happening everywhere, right under our noses, in suburbs, cities and towns across the nation.

As Ernie Allen of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children points out, “The only way not to find this in any American city is simply not to look for it.”

Don’t fool yourselves into believing that this is merely a concern for lower income communities or immigrants.

It’s not.

It is estimated that there are 100,000 to 150,000 under-aged child sex workers in the U.S. These girls aren’t volunteering to be sex slaves. They’re being lured—forced—trafficked into it. In most cases, they have no choice.

In order to avoid detection (in some cases aided and abetted by the police) and cater to male buyers’ demand for sex with different women, pimps and the gangs and crime syndicates they work for have turned sex trafficking into a highly mobile enterprise, with trafficked girls, boys and women constantly being moved from city to city, state to state, and country to country.

For instance, the Baltimore-Washington area, referred to as The Circuit, with its I-95 corridor dotted with rest stops, bus stations and truck stops, is a hub for the sex trade.

No doubt about it: this is a highly profitable, highly organized and highly sophisticated sex trafficking business that operates in towns large and small, raking in upwards of $9.5 billion a year in the U.S. alone by abducting and selling young girls for sex.

Every year, the girls being bought and sold gets younger and younger.

The average age of those being trafficked is 13. Yet as the head of a group that combats trafficking pointed out, “Let’s think about what average means. That means there are children younger than 13. That means 8-, 9-, 10-year-olds.“

“For every 10 women rescued, there are 50 to 100 more women who are brought in by the traffickers. Unfortunately, they’re not 18- or 20-year-olds anymore,” noted a 25-year-old victim of trafficking. “They’re minors as young as 13 who are being trafficked. They’re little girls.”

Where did this appetite for young girls come from?

Look around you.

Young girls have been sexualized for years now in music videos, on billboards, in television ads, and in clothing stores. Marketers have created a demand for young flesh and a ready supply of over-sexualized children.

“All it takes is one look at MySpace photos of teens to see examples—if they aren’t imitating porn they’ve actually seen, they’re imitating the porn-inspired images and poses they’ve absorbed elsewhere,” writes Jessica Bennett for Newsweek. “Latex, corsets and stripper heels, once the fashion of porn stars, have made their way into middle and high school.”

This is what Bennett refers to as the “pornification of a generation.”

“In a market that sells high heels for babies and thongs for tweens, it doesn’t take a genius to see that sex, if not porn, has invaded our lives,” concludes Bennett. “Whether we welcome it or not, television brings it into our living rooms and the Web brings it into our bedrooms. According to a 2007 study from the University of Alberta, as many as 90 percent of boys and 70 percent of girls aged 13 to 14 have accessed sexually explicit content at least once.”

In other words, the culture is grooming these young people to be preyed upon by sexual predators. And then we wonder why our young women are being preyed on, trafficked and abused?

Social media makes it all too easy. As one news center reported, “Finding girls is easy for pimps. They look on MySpace, Facebook, and other social networks. They and their assistants cruise malls, high schools and middle schools. They pick them up at bus stops. On the trolley. Girl-to-girl recruitment sometimes happens.” Foster homes and youth shelters have also become prime targets for traffickers.

Rarely do these girls enter into prostitution voluntarily. Many start out as runaways or throwaways, only to be snatched up by pimps or larger sex rings. Others, persuaded to meet up with a stranger after interacting online through one of the many social networking sites, find themselves quickly initiated into their new lives as sex slaves.

Debbie, a straight-A student who belonged to a close-knit Air Force family living in Phoenix, Ariz., is an example of this trading of flesh. Debbie was 15 when she was snatched from her driveway by an acquaintance-friend. Forced into a car, Debbie was bound and taken to an unknown location, held at gunpoint and raped by multiple men. She was then crammed into a small dog kennel and forced to eat dog biscuits. Debbie’s captors advertised her services on Craigslist. Those who responded were often married with children, and the money that Debbie “earned” for sex was given to her kidnappers. The gang raping continued. After searching the apartment where Debbie was held captive, police finally found Debbie stuffed in a drawer under a bed. Her harrowing ordeal lasted for 40 days.

While Debbie was fortunate enough to be rescued, others are not so lucky. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, nearly 800,000 children go missing every year (roughly 2,185 children a day).

With a growing demand for sexual slavery and an endless supply of girls and women who can be targeted for abduction, this is not a problem that’s going away anytime soon.

For those trafficked, it’s a nightmare from beginning to end.

Those being sold for sex have an average life expectancy of seven years, and those years are a living nightmare of endless rape, forced drugging, humiliation, degradation, threats, disease, pregnancies, abortions, miscarriages, torture, pain, and always the constant fear of being killed or, worse, having those you love hurt or killed.

Peter Landesman paints the full horrors of life for those victims of the sex trade in his New York Times article “The Girls Next Door”:

Andrea told me that she and the other children she was held with were frequently beaten to keep them off-balance and obedient. Sometimes they were videotaped while being forced to have sex with adults or one another. Often, she said, she was asked to play roles: the therapist patient or the obedient daughter. Her cell of sex traffickers offered three age ranges of sex partners--toddler to age 4, 5 to 12 and teens--as well as what she called a “damage group.” “In the damage group, they can hit you or do anything they want to,” she explained. “Though sex always hurts when you are little, so it’s always violent, everything was much more painful once you were placed in the damage group.”

What Andrea described next shows just how depraved some portions of American society have become. “They’d get you hungry then to train you” to have oral sex. “They put honey on a man. For the littlest kids, you had to learn not to gag. And they would push things in you so you would open up better. We learned responses. Like if they wanted us to be sultry or sexy or scared. Most of them wanted you scared. When I got older, I’d teach the younger kids how to float away so things didn’t hurt.”

Immigration and customs enforcement agents at the Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Va., report that when it comes to sex, the appetites of many Americans have now changed. What was once considered abnormal is now the norm. These agents are tracking a clear spike in the demand for harder-core pornography on the Internet. As one agent noted, “We’ve become desensitized by the soft stuff; now we need a harder and harder hit.”

This trend is reflected by the treatment many of the girls receive at the hands of the drug traffickers and the men who purchase them. Peter Landesman interviewed Rosario, a Mexican woman who had been trafficked to New York and held captive for a number of years. She said: “In America, we had ‘special jobs.’ Oral sex, anal sex, often with many men. Sex is now more adventurous, harder.”

A common thread woven through most survivors’ experiences is being forced to go without sleep or food until they have met their sex quota of at least 40 men. One woman recounts how her trafficker made her lie face down on the floor when she was pregnant and then literally jumped on her back, forcing her to miscarry.

Holly Austin Smith was abducted when she was 14 years old, raped, and then forced to prostitute herself. Her pimp, when brought to trial, was only made to serve a year in prison.

Barbara Amaya was repeatedly sold between traffickers, abused, shot, stabbed, raped, kidnapped, trafficked, beaten, and jailed all before she was 18 years old. “I had a quota that I was supposed to fill every night. And if I didn’t have that amount of money, I would get beat, thrown down the stairs. He beat me once with wire coat hangers, the kind you hang up clothes, he straightened it out and my whole back was bleeding.”

As David McSwane recounts in a chilling piece for the Herald-Tribune: “In Oakland Park, an industrial Fort Lauderdale suburb, federal agents in 2011 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.”

One particular sex trafficking ring catered specifically to migrant workers employed seasonally on farms throughout the southeastern states, especially the Carolinas and Georgia, although it’s a flourishing business in every state in the country. Traffickers transport the women from farm to farm, where migrant workers would line up outside shacks, as many as 30 at a time, to have sex with them before they were transported to yet another farm where the process would begin all over again.

This growing evil is, for all intents and purposes, out in the open.

Trafficked women and children are advertised on the internet, transported on the interstate, and bought and sold in swanky hotels.

Indeed, as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the government’s war on sex trafficking—much like the government’s war on terrorism, drugs and crime—has become a perfect excuse for inflicting more police state tactics (police check points, searches, surveillance, and heightened security) on a vulnerable public, while doing little to make our communities safer.

So what can you do?

Educate yourselves and your children about this growing menace in our communities.

Stop feeding the monster: Sex trafficking is part of a larger continuum in America that runs the gamut from homelessness, poverty, and self-esteem issues to sexualized television, the glorification of a pimp/ho culture—what is often referred to as the pornification of America—and a billion dollar sex industry built on the back of pornography, music, entertainment, etc.

This epidemic is largely one of our own making, especially in a corporate age where the value placed on human life takes a backseat to profit. It is estimated that the porn industry brings in more money than Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Yahoo.

Call on your city councils, elected officials and police departments to make the battle against sex trafficking a top priority, more so even than the so-called war on terror and drugs and the militarization of law enforcement.

Stop prosecuting adults for victimless “crimes” such as growing lettuce in their front yard and focus on putting away the pimps and buyers who victimize these young women.

Finally, the police need to do a better job of training, identifying and responding to these issues; communities and social services need to do a better job of protecting runaways, who are the primary targets of traffickers; legislators need to pass legislation aimed at prosecuting traffickers and “johns,” the buyers who drive the demand for sex slaves; and hotels need to stop enabling these traffickers, by providing them with rooms and cover for their dirty deeds.

That so many women and children continue to be victimized, brutalized and treated like human cargo is due to three things: one, a consumer demand that is increasingly lucrative for everyone involved—except the victims; two, a level of corruption so invasive on both a local and international scale that there is little hope of working through established channels for change; and three, an eerie silence from individuals who fail to speak out against such atrocities.

But the truth is that we are all guilty of contributing to this human suffering. The traffickers are guilty. The consumers are guilty. The corrupt law enforcement officials are guilty. The women’s groups who do nothing are guilty. The foreign peacekeepers and aid workers who contribute to the demand for sex slaves are guilty. Most of all, every individual who does not raise a hue and cry over the atrocities being committed against women and children in almost every nation around the globe—including the United States—is guilty.

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To: Lazamataz

I’ve been treated poorly by the fairer sex. Perhaps I should look to myself for the reason


Nope. I did some quite scienceian research at various pubs. And polls. Never forget the polls.

The consensus is that it’s All. Their. Fault.

41 posted on 04/27/2019 11:32:13 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Perseverando
Our ‘intelligence services’ know exactly who the pedophiles are - and they choose to let them continue to rape 5 year olds.

There's motive to 'intelligence' madness and it's NOT that 'intelligence' is concerned about their techniques being known...

. Maybe Clapper can be asked about this... or Brennan...

42 posted on 04/27/2019 11:35:18 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Elites reflexively exempt themselves from the ravages of their own policies." - nathanbedford)
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To: Lazamataz
I'm not picking on you specifically, Laz. Women have their evils too, they're just different evils. But men have a fascination with sex that goes all the way to their core, and this is the natural outcome.

And what's bizarre is that so many cultures have sought ways to diminish the female sex drive, via clitoridectomies for example, but it's rare any culture ever tries to do that for men. (Saltpeter is a myth.) For men we have Viagra.

Let's look at that again: for women, we try to destroy the sex drive. For men, we try to enhance it. That means, at some level, not only do men want to have as much sex as possible, many don't want the women to enjoy it. If that doesn't turn the stomach, nothing will.

I'm not saying all men ACT on this urge. Many tamp it down, and I commend them. But I'm convinced that it's an integral part of the male psyche.

43 posted on 04/27/2019 11:36:41 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady ( Political correctness forbids discussing any negative outcomes of Left-wing ideology. -PMcL)
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To: Perseverando


Death penalty.


44 posted on 04/27/2019 11:37:35 AM PDT by sneakers (It's not the democraTIC party! It's the demoCRAT party!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
No, it all cannot be true. But it can be highly hyped and exaggerated and used to remove constitutional protections.

Yes it can be true and it is. Look at the DOJ site (post #9 above). It goes on month after month after month. And these are just the federal prosecutions for child related sex crimes, not including all the state prosecutions.

I don't think anyone can begin to comprehend the number of crimes against children in the U.S. that don't get prosecuted, or even reported.

45 posted on 04/27/2019 11:39:36 AM PDT by Perseverando (For Progressives, Islamonazis, Statists, Commies & other DemoKKKrats: It's all about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Notthereyet
you can rent it out over and over again

So you agree.

Sales are not rentals.

46 posted on 04/27/2019 11:44:48 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Bratch

I am sure the open borders crowd are being paid very well by the Mexican and Central American cartels, and the sex trafficking of children is something the establishment wants to protect and profit from. I predict there will be a big move to change the age of consent to 16 and then 14 and finally maybe 13 or 12. It will be presented as a “civil rights” issue.

47 posted on 04/27/2019 11:47:09 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: A_perfect_lady
I'm not picking on you specifically, Laz.

Never took it as such, hon. If I can call you 'hon', that is -- not patronizingly but with affection.

Women have their evils too, they're just different evils.

I cannot call either gender's tendencies 'evils' but instead, instinctual traits.

But men have a fascination with sex that goes all the way to their core, and this is the natural outcome.

I have that core fascination, too. I think you are right, but I would suggest it is an instinctual thing.

And what's bizarre is that so many cultures have sought ways to diminish the female sex drive, via clitoridectomies for example, but it's rare any culture ever tries to do that for men. (Saltpeter is a myth.) For men we have Viagra.

Clever observation. It is very odd.

Although I would note that the presence of Viagra is less of a plot and more of a happenstance. If a drug tested for baldness (for example) had been found to cause women to have much easier orgasms, it would have been as universally marketed.

Let's look at that again: for women, we try to destroy the sex drive. For men, we try to enhance it. That means, at some level, not only do men want to have as much sex as possible, many don't want the women to enjoy it. If that doesn't turn the stomach, nothing will.

Some cultures do, ours doesn't seem to -- nor do most European (Eastern and Western) cultures.

I'm not saying all men ACT on this urge. Many tamp it down, and I commend them. But I'm convinced that it's an integral part of the male psyche.

I'd wager you are correct about the hypersexuality; it exists in me.

48 posted on 04/27/2019 11:50:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (McCain's passing ended up being + 2 net Republican Senators. Him, and Lindsey Graham.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

I’m sorry I politely disagree...this is what a sinful nature causes and a sinful nature allowed to bloom and prosper progresses down this patch. There are women who participate in this evil...women who sell children, women who beat children and imprison children. God created that sex drive for good and Satan, when he is allowed, takes it, twists it and destroys with it. In itself there is NOTHING wrong with a males sex drive.

49 posted on 04/27/2019 11:55:07 AM PDT by terart
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
This is the most depressing thing I’ve ever read. Can all of this possibly be true?

From How to spot fake news, propaganda and deceptive Facebook posts

50 posted on 04/27/2019 12:03:30 PM PDT by Reeses (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a government pat down.)
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To: caww
No, it's really sex drive out of control.

If you find yourself clinging to an unrealistic fantasy that women are not pedophiles, photographers, clients of prostitutes, and pimps there is a simple but unpleasant cure.

In the nineties an author named Anne Rice wrote a trilogy of pornographic novels for women based vaguely upon the classic “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale.

For about a decade and a half it was mostly read by the female target audience, and then became mainstream in the two thousand tens.

So, if you have a delusion that women do not participate in all this same depravity, get a copy of one of Anne Rice's “Sleeping Beauty” series.
Take the book to church on Sunday.
Stand outside the sanctuary after service.
Open it to the center.
Read ten or twelve pages aloud, with enough volume for the congregation to hear you.

Ask the congregation if that was wrong.

51 posted on 04/27/2019 12:04:58 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Oh, please. The male sex drive plays a part in a lot of things (men cheating on their wives, gay men having so many sexual partners, most child molesters being male, etc.), but to suggest that this story is all about men being pigs and that most men hate women is just misandrist BS.

52 posted on 04/27/2019 12:06:46 PM PDT by Stravinsky
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To: terart

I think I see what you mean. And there are “lusts” if you will, besides sexual lusts, which are detrimental to people.

I think we would all agree, that what causes prostitution to thrive, is that there are men who are willing to pay to gratify those desires outside of marriage.

53 posted on 04/27/2019 12:07:59 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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They can even become Speaker of the House. (OK, in fairness, he didn’t like them quite THAT young.) Talk about kompromat...

54 posted on 04/27/2019 12:12:23 PM PDT by Stravinsky
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To: Lazamataz

Our PD is pretty on top of pimp / prostitution busts, as is yours, is my impression. I don’t know how many have involved underage girls, I think most are more “traditional”.

55 posted on 04/27/2019 12:12:56 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: A_perfect_lady

From old testament to New Testament though we see a gradual evolution from Patriarchs with many wives to Husbands who each were to love their own wife as Christ loved the church. Church leaders were to be husbands who were sober , having one wife, ect. Even your own attitudes toward positive faithfulness to one partner are shaped by a borrowing of Judeo-Christian ethic despite your often stated denials of the existence of the numinous divinity that undergirds such morality.

You do have such attitudes, otherwise you would not have attempted to negatively smear the OT Patriarchs. A concept of religious hypocrisy arises from a belief in numinous divinity, in this case the Logos made flesh. I laugh when avowed atheists cry hypocrisy(!) and hurl such invectives at Christians while they themselves lack a belief in anything. Hypocrisy is like the “N” word. Christians can use it in examining their own motives or to try to motivate others to “walk the talk” but it has no real power when those outside the faith try to wield it. You might as well be passing gas!(or you have a secret wish to be a Sunday school have said that you have taught in public schools so you have part of it already).

56 posted on 04/27/2019 12:19:13 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: A_perfect_lady

I’m glad to see someone other than myself pointing this out. Yup, this is the horrible price being paid BY CHILDREN so that men can have a warm wet spot to stick it into.

57 posted on 04/27/2019 12:19:39 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Prayers for our country and President Trump)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think we would all agree, that what causes prostitution to thrive, is that there are men who are willing to pay to gratify those desires outside of marriage.

What many people don’t understand
is the money paid isn’t for having sex,
it’s for getting her to leave after.

58 posted on 04/27/2019 12:21:49 PM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: small farm girl

That and “Pink.” I have the exact same reaction to an innocuous word for a pretty color.

59 posted on 04/27/2019 12:22:57 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Perseverando



60 posted on 04/27/2019 12:24:35 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Mueller Report: Donald Trump is the most uncorrupted President in US history!)
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