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Sold For Sex, in Our Backyards
Fox News ^ | 1/7/12 | Elizabeth Prann

Posted on 01/07/2012 4:15:02 PM PST by floridarunner01

Today, Keisha Head is a wife and mother of three. But more than decade ago, she was the victim of a notorious human trafficker.

At 16-years old, Head says she was being sold on the streets of Atlanta for sex.

“I did not know that a normal, average man who was a preacher, who was a lawyer, who was a senator - could turn into this monster,” Head said. “That is the scariest moment when you are amongst people who claim to be normal yet they purchase you and they turn into these monsters. They rape you. They beat you. And then act as if they're normal. These are not your normal pedophiles.”

Experts say, across the globe, millions of people are trafficked each year. Hundreds of thousands of the victims are women and girls. But what surprises many -- is the rate it is happening in affluent neighborhoods where minors are being turned into sex slaves.

“The buyers aren't just pedophiles. The buyers are normal community men, normal leaders, people that belong to someone,” said Jennifer Swain, state coordinator for A Future. Not A Past.

A Future. Not A Past., is a campaign organized by the Juvenile Justice Fund in Georgia. Swain and her peers, such as Keisha Head, work to educate and prevent exploited children.

The organization lobbied Georgia legislators to pass HB 200 last year. A victory for victim advocates, the bill imposes stricter punishments on offenders and improves the treatment of trafficking victims.

“We have to stop the men. This is a very lucrative business,” Swain said.

According to the Georgia Governor’s Office, more than 400 girls are sexually exploited every month in the state. On average, the girls begin having sex for money between the age of 12 and 14.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamasfault; corruption; crime; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; obamasfault; prostitution; trafficking
Amazing what could be going on in your own neighborhood. This kind of thing doesnt only happen in the bad parts of town anymore. It's everywhere.
1 posted on 01/07/2012 4:15:10 PM PST by floridarunner01
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To: floridarunner01

To paraphrase poet Laureate Ice T: “Maybe that’s the plan, and we don’t understand...”


2 posted on 01/07/2012 4:22:20 PM PST by Captainpaintball (We don't have much time left)
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To: floridarunner01; All
At 16-years old, Head says she was being sold on the streets of Atlanta for sex.

The FBI has said for years that of all the American cities, Atlanta is THE WORST for trafficked girls & women.

Yup.

Slavery is still goin' on in a few parts of the South!

3 posted on 01/07/2012 4:23:35 PM PST by Colofornian (Mitt Romney, the deep-coffers source of dismembering in in 20-25 babies in the Bay State.)
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To: floridarunner01
average man who was a preacher, who was a lawyer, who was a senator - could turn into this monster,”

These men should be flogged.

4 posted on 01/07/2012 4:28:58 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: floridarunner01

“not your normal pedophiles”?? Normal pedophiles? Anyone else confused by this phrase??


5 posted on 01/07/2012 4:31:03 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: floridarunner01
“I did not know that a normal, average man who was a preacher, who was a lawyer, who was a senator - could turn into this monster,” Head said. “

So, who was he?

6 posted on 01/07/2012 4:33:59 PM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Yep.


7 posted on 01/07/2012 4:35:30 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: dragonblustar

These men should be flogged.
They deserve a lot more than that.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 4:35:56 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: A_perfect_lady
“not your normal pedophiles”?? Normal pedophiles? Anyone else confused by this phrase??

Perhaps because they are slavers as well as pedophiles.

9 posted on 01/07/2012 4:37:30 PM PST by Mycroft Holmes (Returned for regrooving...)
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To: floridarunner01

It always was everywhere.

People did not want to know because they chose not to know.
Then came computer bulletin boards in the 1980s, and international law enforcement stings began to be drowned in the thousands and thousands (and eventually millions) of pictures that said otherwise.

Pedophiles were not rare, and they existed in all strata of society. And there was just too much evidence to hide it away anymore, because a small percentage of them revel in the pictures as much as in the act, and that small percent could do well financially selling pictures to other perverts who just wanted pictures.

Thus the lid blew off of that which was once hidden away.


10 posted on 01/07/2012 4:43:44 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Mycroft Holmes

I guess “normal” pedophiles don’t pay for it.


11 posted on 01/07/2012 4:45:44 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: MrEdd

Sorry but I dont think it’s gotten any better. It seems to be going on as strong as ever. The internet may have exposed some of it, but it hasn’t decreased the occurrance. Some of these pimps advertise out in the open, on Craigslist and such. They arnt afraid of the cops. They are as bold as ever.

And then combine everything with the Sandusky stuff. Just imagine how much of this kind of thing goes on and it’s never reported.


12 posted on 01/07/2012 4:49:00 PM PST by floridarunner01
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To: A_perfect_lady
Confused???? Nay!!!! But, obviously she is.

Newt???? Global Warming, AGW, is the man-behind-the-curtain that in electing a “politician” matters. It's the road to dissolving sovereignty through global governance and Newt exposed himself on this with Pelosi. It doesn't matter whether he disavows it now, he'll only do what Julia Gillard did to get elected....disavow her previous position on AGW, get elected, institute a carbon tax anyway.

Newt can't be trusted to drag us down this road.

He's too heavily invested in AGW. He's behind that curtain.

13 posted on 01/07/2012 4:54:15 PM PST by Puckster
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To: floridarunner01

You stop them by killing them.

When you kill enough of the evil SOBs they’re not likely to do it again until you quit killing them.

It’s that simple.

Prison isn’t for people..scratch that..animals like these.


14 posted on 01/07/2012 4:55:42 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: floridarunner01
“We have to stop the men. This is a very lucrative business” . . . “Atlanta is one of 14 cities in the United States that are the highest in terms of child prostitution and sexual exploitation.”

Just a wild thought.. how about naming and arresting the men who are doing this! The victims have no clues? they don't don't know where they were held captive? where the sex took place? what the men looked like? perhaps what some names are?

Not one mention on an arrest and not one name. Are the men doing this public figures "too big" to be held accountable?

15 posted on 01/07/2012 4:58:50 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: floridarunner01

I never said it was better. just less hidden.

I follow some missions working to clear out child prostitution in parts of Asia.

For the most part, law enforcement there will only go after foreign pedohiles, not the domestic variety. So in Thailand and Cambodia, and Vietnam where there is a huge pedophile population there is no enforcement to speak of - other than with the sex tourists and even that probably is only being addressed due to foreign pressure from the perp’s home countries.


16 posted on 01/07/2012 5:02:34 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Puckster

What does he have to do with this topic???????????????

(Thinking YOU may be the one who is confused.)


17 posted on 01/07/2012 5:05:26 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: MrEdd
People did not want to know because they chose not to know.

Aberrations like pedophilia are the "crazy uncle" in the attic of human psychology.

A lot of people just pretend he's not there. Others have let him convice them he's just as sane as everybody else. Most of the one's he's managed to convince are as, or nearly as crazy as he is, but are better at hiding it.

18 posted on 01/07/2012 5:10:37 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

>> “not your normal pedophiles”?? Normal pedophiles? Anyone else confused by this phrase??

The article goes on to say: “The buyers aren’t just pedophiles. The buyers are normal community men, normal leaders, people that belong to someone,” said Jennifer Swain

The distinction likely involves the organizational structure of the illicit activity that facilitates access. I guess the “normal pedophile” relies on impulse and opportunity instead of commercial provisioning.

Swift, legal processing and execution of the convicted perps would send the right message.


19 posted on 01/07/2012 5:21:52 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: A_perfect_lady

““not your normal pedophiles”?? Normal pedophiles? Anyone else confused by this phrase??”

Maybe referencing that plenty of 16 year olds can present as sexually mature women, particularly if groomed as such.

Not excusing it, just saying, these “customers” are not going for the pre-pubescent.


20 posted on 01/07/2012 5:29:53 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Colofornian

Why am I not surprised.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 5:30:37 PM PST by marty60
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To: Tribune7
“I did not know that a normal, average man who was a preacher, who was a lawyer, who was a senator - could turn into this monster,” Head said. “

These are ambitious men in the old Roman sense of the word. They like wielding power over helpless subjects.

22 posted on 01/07/2012 5:46:08 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: floridarunner01

Where are their parents?


23 posted on 01/07/2012 5:48:31 PM PST by WestwardHo
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To: A_perfect_lady

The enemies of society continue to “normalize” ever more depraved devianccies. Question is, what can the decent Americans do?


24 posted on 01/07/2012 5:58:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: floridarunner01
The reason we developed standards was to stop or at least suppress undesirable and harmful behaviors. Since we stopped caring about standards, those behaviors have blossomed with a vengeance.
25 posted on 01/07/2012 6:04:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Gene Eric; Persevero

I wonder if she means they are more violent. Not just pedos, but sadists.


26 posted on 01/07/2012 6:09:52 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
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To: floridarunner01

Calling Eric the Bigot .... possible money making potential in addition to the drug dealing, gun running, money laundering. Remember that the Food Stamp President needs a billion for re-election.


27 posted on 01/07/2012 6:26:59 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: bayouranger

Right on. Kill slavers and pedophiles like the rabid animals they are.


28 posted on 01/07/2012 6:40:23 PM PST by NYpeanut
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To: floridarunner01
mazing what could be going on in your own neighborhood.

Well, if your neighborhood is 'urban' and has kids named 'Keisha', perhaps.

29 posted on 01/07/2012 6:43:42 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Persevero

That actually is an important point. Pedophilia involves pre-pubescent children and is the sickest of sick abuses. The act of pimping out older girls/boys, while evil and despicable should not be confused with the even more evil and despicable actions of pedophilia.


30 posted on 01/07/2012 6:54:25 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: floridarunner01
Amazing what could be going on in your own neighborhood. This kind of thing doesnt only happen in the bad parts of town anymore. It's everywhere.

There would be no sellers if there were no buyers. There is nothing like the glare of publicity to dry up the market.

Regards,
GtG

31 posted on 01/07/2012 7:24:10 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: leapfrog0202

32 posted on 01/07/2012 7:25:59 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: bayouranger
You stop them by killing them.

Yep. We used to hang horse thieves to discourage all the other would be horse thieves.

33 posted on 01/07/2012 7:29:23 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: SumProVita

Romneybot?


34 posted on 01/07/2012 7:39:20 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Colofornian

Gee,and here I thought Atlanta was a nice city.

I know cities have their bad areas but I didn’t realize Atlanta had this going on.


35 posted on 01/07/2012 7:47:24 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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37 posted on 01/07/2012 8:05:19 PM PST by narses
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To: floridarunner01

I don’t see why people fail to notice the obvious. This problem was almost entirely a result of a black community brought up with pictures of pimps and Cadillacs. Similarly, latino groups pimp their own daughters and recent (possibly coerced) emigres. Same also happens with Asian communities.

The problem is almost entirely caused by ethnic minorities pimping their own. It is not a problem with “typical” prostitution.


38 posted on 01/07/2012 8:58:20 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: SumProVita

Her tagline......


39 posted on 01/07/2012 9:49:01 PM PST by Puckster
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To: hinckley buzzard
The reason we developed standards was to stop or at least suppress undesirable and harmful behaviors. Since we stopped caring about standards, those behaviors have blossomed with a vengeance.

Correct and pornography, which is ramped and condoned, breeds them like flies. With pornography enters the demons behind it. Their job is to kill, steal and destroy. The awful thing is the destruction of the innocence of these poor abused children. May God help them.

40 posted on 01/07/2012 10:33:09 PM PST by Bellflower
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To: Grizzled Bear

“Romneybot?”

More likely just another “eat our own” type.


41 posted on 01/08/2012 4:38:35 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: All

What do you expect when you turn a society from a God fearing and moral people, into a godless, immoral and society filled with vile and evil. Of course this will happen, and worse and worse and worse, until either people WAKE from their blindness and open their eyes or Revelations come to pass. God Bless our country, prayers are needed now more than ever.


42 posted on 01/08/2012 1:33:43 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: SuzyQue

“That actually is an important point. Pedophilia involves pre-pubescent children and is the sickest of sick abuses. The act of pimping out older girls/boys, while evil and despicable should not be confused with the even more evil and despicable actions of pedophilia.”

You may be the only woman on the face of the Earth who understands that.

Any time a guy says it, he gets slammed for trying to “justify” or “minimize” something.

Anyone who forces anyone into sex, minor or not, should be executed, but it’s plain that targeting pre-pubescent children is especially evil and despicable in an almost unique way.


43 posted on 01/09/2012 5:10:50 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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