If you’re like most Americans, you probably aren’t aware that our own children are being forced into sexual slavery right under our noses. It’s an epidemic, growing at an alarming rate with the explosion of the Internet. Sadly, this growing tragedy is happening across our country in big cities and rural areas alike.
Each year, 100,000-300,000 U.S. children are forced into this evil industry for the profit and pleasure of their perpetrators. In fact, human trafficking is already the second-largest and fastest growing criminal activity in the world. It’s anticipated it will shortly overtake drugs as the No. 1 crime because you can sell a drug once, but you can sell a person over and over. They sell these children 10, 20 or more times a night.
I was horrified when I learned of this brutalization of innocent children and wanted to make sure you are aware of it, too. These children are voiceless. Let’s come together and be their voice. And, let’s protect our own children. Most of us think something like this could never touch our families, but it can happen to any child.
This issue is urgent. Once a child is forced into it, his or her average life expectancy is just 7 short years. We must act now. Learn more by visiting www.traffick911.org or by following Traffick911 on facebook or on Twitter.
The scope is huge, but, together, we can make a difference one child at a time.