Each year in the United States, at least 100,000 children are exploited in the commercial sex industry. Because sex trafficking is an issue rarely discussed at home, in school, or in church, parents and children are unaware of the dangers that face America’s youth.
83% of Sex Trafficking Victims in America are identified as U.S. Citizens that are being bought and sold by U.S Citizens.
The video starts by comparing little schoolgirls unpacking sex toys with real-life footage of a 7-year-old child being sold for sex. The first part of the clip sees young girls unboxing sex toys then innocently speculating on their likely use. Suggestions include ‘a wand’, ‘rolling pin’ and ‘fly swatter’.
This seemingly “innocent” footage is juxtaposed against shocking (it’s all shocking imo) and heartbreaking video-cam footage of a young girl being offered for sex. The mood darkens as the video switches dramatically to video-camera footage of a young girl being sold for sex. A message appears saying: ‘Innocent imagination for these girls. Horrible reality for others.’
As investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins notes, “It’s become more lucrative and much safer to sell malleable teens than drugs or guns. A pound of heroin or an AK-47 can be retailed once, but a young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a day — and a ‘righteous’ pimp confiscates 100 percent of her earnings.”
Consider this: every two minutes, a child is exploited in the sex industry.
According to USA Today, adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States.
Who buys a child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men from all walks of life…
“They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse,” writes journalist Tim Swarens, who spent more than a year investigating the sex trade in America.
In Georgia alone, it is estimated that 7,200 men (half of them in their 30s) seek to purchase sex with adolescent girls each month, averaging roughly 300 a day.
On average, a child might be raped by 6,000 men during a five-year period of servitude.
It is estimated that at least 100,000 children — girls and boys — are bought and sold for sex in the U.S. every year, with as many as 300,000 children in danger of being trafficked each year. Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways, and still others are sold into the system by relatives and acquaintances.