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  • Ted Cruz on Unaccompanied Child Crisis: Little Girls Are Being Sold Into Sex Slavery

    06/12/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jun 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier today on Capitol Hill, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a Homeland Security oversight hearing and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson testified. Johnson was pressed by lawmakers, specifically Republicans, about the ongoing humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied children on the southwest border with Mexico. Since President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program was implemented in 2012, we've seen an alarming increase in the number of children trafficked into the United States without their parents. During the hearing, Texas Senator Ted Cruz reminded Johnson about exactly what we're dealing with here: children. “It’s important to understand what those numbers represent. These...
  • Mother 'tried to sell daughter, FOUR, for sex to a man she had met.....

    11/01/2013 12:45:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: Mother 'tried to sell daughter, FOUR, for sex to a man she had met through online prostitution ad' A Michigan mother has been charged with offering her 4-year-old daughter for sex to a man she had met on a classifieds website. Jennifer Brys, 25, and Edward Reardon, 26, were arraigned Wednesday on charges of child sexually abusive activity and using a computer to commit a crime. According to investigators, Miss Brys, of Warren, placed an ad on Backpage.com last month offering her services as a prostitute. Scroll down for video
  • Planned Predators and the moral structure of pedophilia

    10/07/2013 3:59:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The moral structure of pedophilia is simply this: the welfare of children is subordinate to the sexual gratification of adults. Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team, established a charity called The Second Mile, for boys, mostly fatherless, who were living in troubled homes. It is not clear that he did so initially to lure boys into a trap. But that is what eventually happened, according to the testimony of the men who recalled with shame and disgust their initiation into sodomy. Raymond Lahey, former Catholic bishop of Antigonish, was apprehended in the Ottawa airport and...
  • Leicester child prostitution trial: 'Other Sikh girls' involved with men (UK)

    08/01/2013 5:45:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 30 July 2013
    A child prostitution trial has heard that "other Sikh girls" were involved with men who paid a 16-year-old girl for sex. ... Aabidali Mubarak Ali, 39, Rakib Iacub, 20, and Wajid Usman, 22, deny all of the 22 charges. Three other men have already pleaded guilty to related charges. 'Not the only girl' In a police interview played to jurors, the girl said other Sikh people in Leicester had approached her family with concerns their daughters might be "in the same situation".
  • The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child Brides

    02/01/2013 5:33:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Frank Crimi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child BridesPosted By Frank Crimi On February 1, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A growing legion of Muslim men from the Mideast and Europe are scouring Syrian refugee camps in order to purchase underage girls, some as young as 12, as child brides, many of whom end up being sold for use in temporary “pleasure marriages.”For most of the Syrian women and girls who have fled the genocidal horrors of Syria’s civil war, rape — whether by pro-government or rebel forces – has been...
  • Bangladesh's "teenage" brothels hold dark steroid secret

    03/19/2012 12:31:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:36pm EDT | Andrew Biraj
    Their faces painted heavy with make-up, teenage girls in short, tight blouses and long petticoats loiter in squalid alleys, laughing and gesturing to potential clients who roam Tangail town's infamous red light area in the early evening. There is no shortage of men looking for "company" in Kandapara slum, a labyrinth of tiny lanes—lined cheek-by-jowl with corrugated iron shacks—a few hours drive northeast of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. But with rates as low as 50 taka (60 U.S. cents), the need to attract as many customers as possible is desperate - prompting a rising, yet dangerous, trend of steroid abuse among...
  • Police: Adopted Boy Shook When Asked About Rape

    03/01/2012 4:50:20 PM PST · by madprof98 · 21 replies · 7+ views
    TROY, Ohio -- A 10-year-old boy shook when asked about being prostituted to two other men by an adoptive father who regularly sexually assaulted him, according to police, who said the boy was fearful of talking because he didn't want to be taken from his home or separated from his new siblings. The adoptive father has been charged with raping three boys in his care and compelling prostitution by hiring the 10-year-old out for sex. He and two other men remained in jail Thursday on rape charges. Federal and local law enforcement officials said they're widening the investigation into child...
  • Ugly One, Master, Tiger: The sex gang accused of grooming underage girls

    02/27/2012 5:02:43 PM PST · by bayouranger · 28 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 22FEB12 | GUY PATRICK
    GIRLS as young as 13 got pizzas and booze for having sex with a gang of men — whose nicknames included The Ugly One, Master and Tiger, a jury heard yesterday. Victims were chatted up and groomed by the men who then passed them around so fellow Asians could satisfy their lust, the court was told. Prosecutor Rachel Smith said as 11 men including a 59-year-old went on trial for child-sex crimes how schoolgirls would be plied with drink until they were in a stupor. Ms Smith said of one 14-year-old: "She was unable to describe all of the men...
  • Child sexual abuse, a worldwide epidemic

    11/29/2011 2:34:02 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 26 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Nov 28, 2011 | Katie McCoy
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- The headlines stunned the nation. The accusations of child sexual abuse by former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky have outraged an entire country. We were shocked by the alleged evil of a seemingly respectable man, sickened by the unthinkable abuse of his victims, and incensed by the moral cowardice of those who didn't do enough to stop it. Like Israel in the time of the Judges -- in the dregs of their moral bankruptcy -- we too have asked, "What is this wickedness that has occurred among you?" (Judges 20:12). As reprehensible as the...
  • Video: Govt Official Sends Sex Traffickers to Planned Parenthood

    07/18/2011 4:10:13 PM PDT · by julieee · 8 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 18, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Video: Govt Official Sends Sex Traffickers to Planned Parenthood Columbus, OH -- In a new video expose' uncovering fraud in the Medicaid system, a conservative activists shows an Ohio state official referring people claiming to sexually traffic a young woman to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/18/video-govt-official-sends-sex-traffickers-to-planned-parenthood/
  • The Right’s Blogger Provocateur: (NYT Blasphemes Andrew Breitbart, the Right. Slimefest Alert)

    06/29/2011 3:28:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2011 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Andrew Breitbart wasn’t supposed to be sitting here in a television studio makeup chair. But when he heard that Anthony Weiner was about to announce his resignation, he dropped everything. Mr. Breitbart, the conservative author and blogger who first published Mr. Weiner’s suggestive self-portraits, had ditched his book-signing in central Illinois and hopped on a flight earlier than planned to the Twin Cities, where he was booked as a marquee attraction at RightOnline, a conservative bloggers conference. “To put myself in Decatur, Ill., without a satellite connection would have put me in a bad situation,” he explained as a woman...
  • Oakland's child prostitution needs urgent response

    04/03/2011 11:08:05 AM PDT · by thecodont · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Friday, April 1, 2011 | Chip Johnson
    When you hear about the actions of Oakland's modern-day pimps, it makes you wonder how prostitution was ever referred to as "the gentleman's game." There is nothing gentlemanly about it, and it's definitely no game. It's a dark and increasingly violent underworld that lures underage girls from the city's middle and high schools. In an informal survey taken last fall by the East Bay Asian Youth Center, more than 500 residents, most of them Asian or Latino immigrants, cited prostitution - and the attempted recruitment of their daughters - as the area's No. 1 crime problem Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/31/BAN41IMJ49.DTL#ixzz1IU5PEADM
  • Sunflower Markets CEO Affested In Child Prostitution Sting[sic]

    02/13/2011 4:00:12 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    PHOENIX, Colo. (CBS4) – The founder of Sunflower Markets Is facing charges of child prostitution. Michael Gilliland, 52, was one of eight men arrested during a child prostitution sting in Phoenix. Police say they arrested Gilliland after he arrived at a hotel to meet what he believed was an underage prostitute he met online
  • Brothers compromised security at company's airport location

    12/03/2010 12:42:35 PM PST · by DFG · 18 replies
    Nashville City Paper ^ | 12/02/10 | James Nix
    A brother of three men indicted last month on federal sex trafficking charges provided one of them access to restricted areas at the Nashville International Airport including in the cockpit of a plane. The information came out during a hearing regarding the federal detention of Abdifatah Sharif Omar and Mohamed Sharif Omar Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Nashville. The two, along with brother Liban Sharif Omar, are three of the 29 individuals — mostly from Minneapolis and Nashville — indicted in November on federal charges of sex trafficking involving juvenile girls.
  • Outlaw President: Obama's Justice Dept Shuts Down ACORN Investigation

    03/12/2010 8:41:14 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 24 replies · 993+ views
    Atals Shrugs ^ | 03/13/10 | Pamela Geller
    No laws, no rule of law. Anarchy. This is so outrageous, it leaves one feeling..... powerless. Raping America. Ethics, morals, the best of America squashed in a stealth coup. ACORN is a criminal racketeering organizations. Prostitution, child trafficking, fraud, illegal voter registration -- all sanctioned and financed by ACORN. It's a sewer, and so is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Obama Justice Department Shut Down Federal ACORN Investigation According to Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detailing...
  • Acorn-ucopia

    02/12/2010 5:07:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 416+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: Didn't Acorn, the corrupt community organizer, get its federal funding yanked after its last scandal? Actually, no. Through municipal middlemen, it's poised to rake in another $4 billion. Where is the outrage? You'd think a group implicated in dozens of electoral fraud cases, theft of funds and, most recently, helping criminals interested in bringing child prostitutes to the U.S. would have been ruled ineligible for federal aid long ago. But think again, because these aid rats are experts at survival. FrontPage magazine reports that federal Judge Nina Gershon ruled that Acorn is eligible for the Obama administration's proposed $4...
  • Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    09/24/2009 12:30:54 PM PDT · by indcons · 71 replies · 4,591+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, September 24, 2009
    Nearly 20 young children are captured in an online video as they sing songs that overflow with campaign slogans and praise for "Barack Hussein Obama," as they repeatedly chant the president's name and celebrate his accomplishments. The superintendent of a New Jersey school where students were videotaped being taught to sing the praises of President Obama issued a statement Thursday saying the taping was unauthorized, but failed to address whether the the lesson -- taught durnig Black History Month -- was approved. A YouTube video shows nearly 20 young children being led in a song overflowing with campaign slogans and...
  • ACORN May Lose Gov't Funds after Scandal

    09/15/2009 8:37:36 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 42 replies · 1,344+ views
    CBS.COM ^ | Sept. 15, 2009 | (CBS)
    ACORN calls itself the nation's largest grassroots community organization, with more than 400,000 members. It helps low-income Americans find affordable housing and it receives tens of millions in government funding. But, as CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers reports, that may be coming to an end, thanks to undercover videos that have sparked a huge scandal. The videos reportedly recorded late July and early August appear to show ACORN employees in several big cities including Baltimore, Washington and New York, advising a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute. The employees are heard telling the couple how to avoid paying taxes...
  • Acorn's Cash For Hookers

    09/15/2009 5:52:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,615+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2009
    Oversight: As the Senate votes to de-fund Acorn, add pimping, tax evasion and human trafficking to voter fraud paid for with taxpayer dollars and you have an organized criminal enterprise. It's time to investigate.After Acorn workers were caught on tape in three cities allegedly abetting what they believed was a fraudulent-mortgage and sex-trafficking scheme, the Senate has voted overwhelmingly to strip the group of funding in the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The amendment, offered by Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, passed by an 83-to-7 margin and marked the third time this year that Republicans have tried to block...
  • Three Arrested in Long Island Sex Trafficking and Alien Harboring Case

    08/10/2009 4:53:16 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies · 545+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 10, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of New York
    Two owners and the manager of two Suffolk County bars were arrested last night pursuant to a federal complaint charging them with crimes involving forced prostitution. The complaint charges Antonio Rivera, Jasmin Rivera, and John Whaley with conspiracy, sex trafficking, forced labor, and alien harboring. Simultaneously with the arrests, law enforcement agents executed search warrants at both bars. The defendants are scheduled to make their initial appearances this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Michael L. Orenstein at the U.S. Courthouse, in Central Islip, New York. The charges were announced by Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for the Eastern...
  • Sexual-Harassment Cases Plague U.N.

    05/21/2009 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/21/09 | By STEVE STECKLOW
    The United Nations, which aspires to protect human rights around the world, is struggling to deal with an embarrassing string of sexual-harassment complaints within its own ranks. Many U.N. workers who have made or faced accusations of sexual harassment say the current system for handling complaints is arbitrary, unfair and mired in bureaucracy. One employee's complaint that she was sexually harassed for years by her supervisor in Gaza, for example, was investigated by one of her boss's colleagues, who cleared him.
  • [CA] Taking a stand against a truly sickening crime

    12/08/2008 12:02:23 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 12 replies · 603+ views
    Times-Herald ^ | 12/08/2008 | MediaNews Group
    Eight months ago, a Media News series detailed in shocking fashion how Oakland has become a booming hub for child prostitution. The Oakland Police Department found that during a 36-month period alone, 293 children under age 18 were being prostituted by at least 155 pimps. Of course, the trafficking of children isn't just an Oakland problem. A recent nationwide FBI sting targeting child prostitution ensnared 642 suspects in 29 cities. Forty-seven children were rescued, ranging in age from 13 to 17. It is a stomach-churning example of the law of supply and demand. Adults are willing to pay hundreds of...
  • FBI: Child-prostitution roundup snares over 600 (47 children rescued)

    10/27/2008 3:01:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,403+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/27/08 | Natasha T. Metzler - ap
    WASHINGTON – More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children were rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution. The FBI said the roundup by federal, state and local law enforcement took place in 29 cities, adding that the raids dismantled 12 large-scale prostitution operations run through call services, truck stops casinos and Web sites. At a news conference announcing the results of Operation Cross Country II, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole said the arrests were made possible by intelligence gathered during a similar series of raids in June. “Sex trafficking of children remains...
  • Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires Rages Against Abortion "Death Sentence"

    10/07/2007 7:47:41 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 209+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 5, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires Rages Against Abortion "Death Sentence" Calls the related abuse of children "demographic terrorism" By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BUENOS AIRES, October 5, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the wake of a clandestine abortion performed on a retarded woman with the help of the nation's health minister, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio and other Catholic authorities have let loose a torrent of criticism against the promoters of the "death sentence" for unborn children in Argentina, as well as other anti-life policies and customs. In a speech given to a gathering of priests and laity on October 2nd, the cardinal pointed...
  • Murderer's daughter tells of sex and drugs

    04/04/2006 3:29:25 AM PDT · by shadeaud · 5 replies · 3,743+ views
    mySA.com ^ | 04/03/2006 | Karisa King
    The dark saga of a man who used his teenage daughter to help him kill an Alamo Heights teacher turned darker still on Monday as the girl revealed how her father had sexually abused her for years before the murder, often selling her to other men for cash and drugs. The daughter, 16-year-old Pearl Cruz, who last month was key to the capital murder conviction of her father, Ronnie Joe Neal, said he first abused her when she was about 13 years old and later forced her into prostitution at cheap motels along Austin Highway. The abuse, she said, was...
  • Prostitution Ring Using Children Operated In Florida

    12/17/2005 11:49:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 961+ views
    Local6.com ^ | 12/16/05 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Prostitution rings from New York to Hawaii forced more than 30 children as young as 12 to have sex at truck stops, hotels and brothels, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday, announcing a government crackdown. Nineteen people have been arrested among 31 who have been indicted for sexual trafficking in children, taking minors across state lines for prostitution and other crimes, Gonzales said. The indictments, in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, target the purported operators of four child prostitution rings. Some of the children had been reported missing or had run away because they had been abused at...
  • UN deals with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers (10-month-old baby raped)

    05/15/2005 7:49:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 929+ views
    Alertnet.org - Reuters ^ | 5/11/05 | IRIN
    GLOBAL: UN deals with sexual abuse allegations against peacekeepers11 May 2005 17:56:16 GMT Source: IRIN JOHANNESBURG, 11 May (IRIN) - The United Nations has requested funds for hiring additional staff to beef up preventative measures aimed at tackling allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated by some UN peacekeepers. In a report to the General Assembly this week, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan noted that the number of claims of sexual abuse and exploitation lodged against UN peacekeepers last year was more than double the number reported in 2003. In March the UN released a report by Annan's special adviser on the issue,...
  • Kofi Annan and U.N. Sex Scandals

    04/11/2005 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 402+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | April 7, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Washington Post ran a 1000-word March 13 article about U.N. sexual abuse scandals. It began this way: "The United Nations is facing new allegations of sexual misconduct by U.N. personnel in Burundi, Haiti, Liberia and elsewhere, which is complicating the organization's efforts to contain a sexual abuse scandal that has tarnished its Nobel Prize-winning peacekeepers in Congo." But what about Nobel Prize-winning U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the former director of U.N. peacekeeping? Does any of this affect him or his reputation? In a curious omission, the story by Colum Lynch, a member of the U.N. Correspondents Association, didn't even mention...
  • 4 People Sentenced For Leading 13-Year-Old Girl Into Prostitution

    02/07/2005 9:23:20 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 76 replies · 10,044+ views
    NewsNet5.com ^ | 2/7/05 | Staff
    CLEVELAND -- Four people convicted of leading a 13-year-old girl into prostitution were in court Monday to face their sentence, reported NewsChannel5's Joe Pagonakis. The young victim, who is now 15, explained how her life went terribly wrong. She was just 13 years old when Anthony Freeman (pictured, right) promoted her as a prostitute. Freeman was sentenced to four years in prison on four counts of promoting prostitution. Katlin Sender was convicted of being the girl's chauffeur, and was sentenced to two years probation. Police said Sender would drive the juvenile to locations like Cleveland's downtown Holiday Inn. The 13-year-old...
  • Pedophiles on the prowl

    01/04/2005 4:30:26 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 53 replies · 2,088+ views
    Herald-Sun ^ | 5 January 2005 | Aussie Dasher
    A BOY whose mother died in the tsunami is feared to have been kidnapped from a Thai hospital by a pedophile. Kristian Walker, 12, from Stockholm, was said to have been led away by a dark-haired stranger. Swedish police sent seven officers to Thailand to investigate. The boy's father, Dan Walker said he was gravely concerned for his son. He said that Kristian and two of his other children went on holiday to the Thai resort of Khao Lak with his mother -- Mr Walker's ex-wife -- and her boyfriend. When the tsunami struck their hotel, Mr Walker's ex-wife was...
  • Suffer the Children

    11/05/2004 7:40:23 PM PST · by angel90210 · 11 replies · 790+ views
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | Nov. 4, 2004 | Pamela White
    Suffer the Children: The child sex trade is a global nightmare, but a former Interpol agent and a Boulder nonprofit are doing something about it. by Pamela White “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” –Friedrich Nietzsche from Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future David Race Bannon has nightmares that would freeze your marrow. In his dreams, he sees dismembered children, 4-year-olds chained to beds in Bangkok brothels, photographs of infant...
  • UN getting sexy in new TV series

    09/09/2004 6:37:23 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 631+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 8, 3:41 PM ET
    UN getting sexy in new TV series Wed Sep 8, 3:41 PM ET UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Move over, "Sex in the City." Miramax Television has signed on to develop a television series based on "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures," a tell-all memoir by three staffers who worked on UN peacekeeping missions in the 1990s. The book stoked controversy at the normally staid world body when it was published in June against the wishes of senior UN officials who feared it sullied the image of the United Nations (news - web sites). The authors -- UN staffers Andrew Thomson...
  • Don't Legalize

    05/11/2004 4:19:21 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 4 replies · 133+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 11, 2004 | MN_Mike
    In the Czech Republic over the last decade, the sex trade has gone from being almost nonexistent to a hundred-million dollar moneymaking industry for organized-crime networks and collaborating corrupt officials. The women and children who are used for the sex acts get to keep little of the money; in fact, most of them are slaves, victims of sex trafficking.
  • "A Special Evil" (Bush vs. sex slavery/ child prostitution)

    03/03/2004 1:02:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 88+ views
    National Review ^ | 26 September 2003 | Donna M Hughes
    At the United Nations, before key world leaders and an international body that symbolizes human rights, President Bush put the fight against the global sex trade on par with the campaign for democracy in Iraq and the war on terrorism. A significant portion of his U.N. speech was dedicated to a "humanitarian crisis...yet hidden from view," by which he meant the trafficking and prostitution of hundreds of thousands of women and children. In keeping with Bush's speeches on threats to freedom and democracy in the world, there were no qualifiers or exceptions; he boldly named this activity for what it...
  • UN damns Czech-German child sex

    10/28/2003 4:05:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 998+ views
    BBC News ^ | 28 October 2003
    The United Nations organisation for children, Unicef, has produced a damning report on child prostitution on the German-Czech border. Unicef calls the region a haven for paedophilia, saying that some children were being sold into sex slavery by their own families. Tens of thousands of Germans cross the border to abuse the children, officials say. Children as young as eight have been seen negotiating over sex practices and prices - and some are paid only in sweets, according to the report's author. The Czech Republic is becoming a discount market for sex with children...Europe's biggest brothel Adolf Gallwitz Police psychologist...
  • ‘This Could Be Your Kid’

    08/10/2003 11:14:30 AM PDT · by mlmr · 69 replies · 1,032+ views
    Newsweek online ^ | .08.10.03 | By Suzanne Smalley
    <p>Aug. 18 issue — Like many teenage girls in Minneapolis, 17-year-old Stacey liked to hang out after school at the Mall of America, Minnesota’s vast shopping megaplex. Cute, blond and chatty, she flirted with boys and tried on the latest Gap fashions. One day last summer, Stacey, which isn’t her real name, says she was approached by a man who told her how pretty she was, and asked if he could buy her some clothes. “He was an older guy, dressed really well,” she recalls. “He said he just wanted to see me in the clothes.” Stacey agreed, and went home that night with a $250 outfit.</p>
  • Teen Prostitution; Trends Show Kids Getting Younger, More from Middle-Class Homes

    08/10/2003 12:44:03 PM PDT · by narses · 49 replies · 1,772+ views
    <p>NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last year, local and federal law-enforcement officials say they have noted a marked increase in teen prostitution in cities across the country, reports Assistant Editor Suzanne Smalley in the August 18 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, August 11).</p> <p>Law-enforcement agencies and advocacy groups that work with teen prostitutes say they are increasingly alarmed by the trend lines: the kids are getting younger; according to the FBI, the average age of a new recruit is just 13; some are as young as 9. And, while the vast majority of teen prostitutes today are runaways, illegal immigrants and children of poor urban areas, experts say a growing number now come from middle-class homes.</p>