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Human Trafficking Very Prevalent In The US

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Human Trafficking Very Prevalent In The US

Stories of children being abducted and sold in to slavery for the use of sexual abuse and prostitution are more prevelant than ever.  This form of child abuse is probably one that is least talked about.

The United States of America is principally a transit and destination country for trafficking in persons. It is estimated that 14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked to the U.S. annually.

human trafficking 300x168 Womens Interest United States Substance Abuse Self Defense and Crime Prevention Love and Romance  Human Trafficking Very Prevalent In The USTrafficking can involve school-age children—particularly those not living with their parents—who are vulnerable to coerced labor exploitation, domestic servitude, or commercial sexual exploitation (i.e., prostitution).

Sex traffickers target children because of their vulnerability and gullibility, as well as the market demand for young victims. Those who recruit minors into prostitution violate federal anti-trafficking laws, even if there is no coercion or movement across state lines. The children at risk are not just high school students—studies demonstrate that pimps prey on victims as young as 12. Traffickers have been reported targeting their minor victims through telephone chat-lines, clubs, on the street, through friends, and at malls, as well as using girls to recruit other girls at schools and after-school programs.?

The Department of Justice estimates that more than 250,000 American youth are at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The average age of entry for female prostitutes in the United States is between 12 and 14 years, and children and youth older than 12 are prime targets for sexual exploitation by organized crime units, according to a 2001 report.

In addition to domestic girls who are exploited, about 14,500 to 17,500 girls from other countries are smuggled into the United States for this purpose, according to the State Department.

mvcorks1 Womens Interest United States Substance Abuse Self Defense and Crime Prevention Love and Romance  Human Trafficking Very Prevalent In The USIf you ever feel that someone is being enslaved please contact local law enforcement.  Human and child trafficking is very prevelent in this time.

“Why is this happening? There is the Internet, which has created an easy and accessible venue for the commercial sexual exploitation of children. As a result, young girls are the new commodities that traffickers and gangs are selling. And, there isn’t a culture of crime and punishment for selling girls as there is for selling illegal drugs.

The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) is an entity within The Immigrant Rights Advocacy Center, Inc. (IRAC) a non-for-profit corporation, since May 17, 2004. The organization was created in 2004 by Anna Rodriguez, who has extensive experience in how to identify victims, provide advocacy, and understand how to pursue justice for victims based on her experience in law enforcement, assistance for prosecution, and active participation delivering the human trafficking case law.

Florida is the second largest hub of human trafficking in the U.S. However, since 1996 only 6 cases of slavery have actually been brought to federal court. One of these successful cases was U.S. V. Pompee, which required cross-agency collaboration. On March 23, 2004, a federal grand jury indicted Willie and Marie Pompee with smuggling and harboring a young Haitian girl and using her as a household servant in their south Florida home between 1996 and 1999. If convicted, the Pompees each face a prison term of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000 plus restitution to the victim.

Human Trafficking Very Prevalent In The US was last modified: January 2nd, 2013 by Author Cheryl Whitsett

8 Responses to "Human Trafficking Very Prevalent In The US"

  1. Dallas Goyette  Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 14:39

    Thanks !!! really very useful article!

  2. Elmira Maisonave  Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 15:07

    Currently being a web page writer myself, I genuinely appreciate the time you took in producing this document.

  3. Zambrano Rana  Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 16:15

    There’s naturally a whole lot to understand about this. I think you mentioned some good points. What can we do about it? Well, I imagine one has to be aware first that these things happen…

  4. Dolf M. Wiseman  Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 3:46

    In this day and age it’s hard to imagine… but it’s omni-present, sigh…

  5. Matthew Parco  Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 13:27

    I want to thank you very much, not only for this post but also for your previous efforts.

  6. Ala Weber  Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 7:30

    So good to know there are still people that are sensitive to abuse in all it’s manifestations!
    Thank you, keep on the good work!
    Ala

  7. Alexia  Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 2:25

    Hi, would it be possible if I could use some of these photos for a documentary I am doing on American sex trafficking.

    • Angie  Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11:33

      You would have to ask the author of the article.

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