“There is no “war on trafficking” or any similar culture of crime and punishment for selling a 12-year-old girl for sex. Perversely, it is the girls — not the men — who suffer from criminalization.” via U.S. should stop criminalizing sex trafficking victims – CNN.com.

I’ve been saying this for several years. We MUST, as a nation, raise our voices and let our government know that the fight against sex trafficking should NOT be against the children forced into sexual slavery by their traffickers. Instead, we should be enforcing stronger penalties on the buyers, who are rarely arrested or prosecuted for their actions.

Child runaways who are tricked or forced by “pimps” into a life of prostitution should not be treated as criminals. Why is it the girls who are held by police after a raid on a hotel room and not the men buying them?It is the girl, repeatedly raped by grown men, who is shackled and put behind bars. Rarely are these girls perceived as victims.”

This has to change.

Child Sex Trafficking – We’re Punishing The Wrong People

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  2. Graham Perry says:

    Please be aware of the very young, very innocent and extremely vulnerable MISSING – BRITISH – CHILD; who’s name is Madeleine McCann, now seven years old. Madeleine disappeared from Praia da Luz, on Thursday evening, May 3rd 2007, in Portugal. Please think about keeping a lookout for Madeleine, as nobody, as far as I am aware knows where young Madeleine might be in our world. With everyones help we can bring young Madeleine back to her loving family in the United Kingdom, thankyou. For more information please visit w dot findmadeleine dot com GOD PROTECT YOU MADELEINE.
    http://ceop.police.uk/madeleine/madeleine.asp

  3. K V says:

    The Bible, states; in the last days “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived (II Tim. 3:13). (Romans 1:28); says they chose not to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; vs. 29..Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers; vs 30..Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, “inventors of evil things…. If anyone thinks they are going to escape “the wrath of God”…guess again. I believe authorities are protecting the perpetrators and convicting the victims because a vast majority of perpetrators are people in “high worldly places”. This is my comment, based on what the “Word of God”, says…not my comment…”God’s TRUTH”.

  4. K V – The numbers are too large for the “vast majority” to be people people in “high worldly places.” The perpetrators are coming from all walks of life.

  5. Rosemary Gremillion says:

    Thank you for educating me regarding this misguided blaming of the girls used for trafficking. Out of all the disturbing issues that I have read about on the internet, this has got to be the worst example of overlooking the true criminals and blaming those who are the victims of exploitation. I feel very sad for the vulnerables in society, but I am most sickened by animal abuse. Yet, this ignorance displayed in making vulnerable children take the blame instead of those truly responsible disturbs me most than animal abuse which rates high on my list of perversions. It only takes a modicum of common sense to see that these girls or young women are not to blame for these disturbing acts of violence against women.

  6. Unfortunately, common sense doesn’t seem to be very common.

  7. Erin says:

    Yes! This is the reason I love Stop Child Trafficking Now (www.sctnow.org).

  8. Sienna Howell Holden says:

    Hi Folks. I am currently rehearsing for a show in Calgary Alberta called She Has a Name. Please Please Please come and see it if you want to be informed about child sex trafficking or if you simply want to stand up and say this is no longer acceptable. the trafficking of HUMAN BEINGS is a sick reality that we all must face because as a part of the human race it affects us all.

    SHE HAS A NAME
    by Andrew Kooman

    Haunted by anguished voices, a lawyer poses as a john to build a legal case against a brothel trafficking girls into Bangkok. Can Jason win the trust of a young prostitute known only as Number 18 and convince her to risk her life to testify for the sake of justice?

    February 23 – March 5, 2011 in Calgary
    EPCOR CENTRE’s Motel
    205 8th Avenue S.E.

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