You sound very knowledgeable about the subject and God bless you for trying to help. How big is this problem in the U.S.? I could understand it being a huge problem in, say Thailand or Mexico, but it doesn’t get any attention in the U.S.
100,000 by the FBI's last estimate. 78,000 by an independent estimate. These are the ones that are FORCED into prostitution; not runaways, not tossed away children, but FORCED, with ages raging from 9 to 19 being the average.
This doesn't include the very little children (kids under the age of 9) who are exploited by the sickos in their own home.
REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIOLATIONS
This will horrify you:
Moore admitted to running a file server with approximately 7,000-8,000 images of child pornography. Approximately 5,000 of the images involved children under the age of 12 engaged in sexual activity - including bondage. These included many images of little girls being raped by adults. One image shows a little girl approximately age 6 wearing a dog collar lying on her back on a bed while crying with her arm across her eyes as an adult man rapes her. Another shows the vaginal area of a baby girl - approximately toddler age on a diaper with her legs spread apart and the photograph focuses on her genital area. Other still images show sexual activity ranging from young girls performing oral sex on adult men, to men penetrating babies vaginas with their fingers, and vaginal penetration of young girls, including toddlers, by adult male penises. Other images included still images of young girls (preschool age) being raped by adult males. One video file in Moores collection, with a run time of approximately one minute and 42 seconds, bears a title suggesting the rape of a three-year-old child. The video shows an adult male penis raping a very young little girl.
7,000 - 8,000 pictures....
How many children destroyed?