Categories: Guest Blog

Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse – One in the Same

The trafficking of children, also known as the commercial sexual exploitation of children, IS child sexual abuse. While not all children who are sexually abused go on to become commercially exploited, 70-90% of children who have been commercially exploited in some way have experienced non-commercial child sexual abuse. Knowing this, we can help to prevent …

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Categories: Misc, Other

The Legislative Horizon

By Stephanie March While there has been progress in the justice system regarding child abuse legislation, there is still a very long way to go. Victims and survivors of child abuse and human trafficking are often faced with barriers in obtaining justice. Not only is the process consuming and traumatic for the survivor but it …

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Categories: News and Events, Other, Our Perspective

When Kids Are Sold For Sex — They’re Not “Child Prostitutes,” They’re Victims

Excerpt from HuffingtonPost.com When police came upon a 13-year-old girl selling sex in North Hollywood, they promptly handcuffed her, arrested her and hauled her off to detention. As is the case in many states, juvenile prostitution carries a sentence of up to two years in California, according to The Washington Post. While the fallout for …

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Categories: News and Events, Other

Disney employees arrested in child sexual abuse stings

Excerpt from CNN report. Since 2006, at least 35 Disney employees have been arrested and accused of sex crimes involving children, trying to meet a minor for sex, or for possession of child pornography, according to a six-month CNN investigation that examined police and court records, and interviewed law enforcement officials and some of the …

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Categories: Other, Our Perspective

The truth about child trafficking

When movies or books address the topic of child trafficking, they tend to show it as something that happens in other countries on other continents. The plot of 2008’s Taken involves a 17-year old girl who is kidnapped after she travels to France with a friend, unaccompanied by parents or guardians. The truth is that …

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