Here is some more information on child sex trafficking and resources on what YOU can do about it
- Men Who Buy Sex with Adolescent Girls: A Scientific Research Study (https://multco.us/file/24357/download). This study shows that Craig’s List is a major link up means between adults and children seeking sex.
- Volunteers ramp up efforts to rescue underage sex slaves during Super Bowl (http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-02-05/news/fl-superbowl-sex-trafficking-20100205_1_human-trafficking-prostitution-super-bowl/2)
- The Stolen Ones (http://thestolenones.heraldtribune.com)
- Sex Trafficking—the Girls Next Door (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2011/05/sex-trafficking-201105)
- Child prostitution survivor aims to change lives (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-26-carissa-child-prostitution_N.htm)
- Rescued from a Pimp (https://www.countynewscenter.com/rescued-pimp/)
- The Hidden Economics of Porn (https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/pornography-industry-economics-tarrant/476580/)
- Sex Trafficking in Maryland: Police, Social Agencies Say Human Trafficking Growing Faster Than Authorities Can Control: Five Recommendations to Address the Problem (http://www.abell.org/sites/default/files/publications/arn1.12013.pdf)
What YOU Can Do
|From the US Government’s Department of Human Services (https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/blue-campaign/Blue%20Campaign%20-%20Human%20Trafficking%20101%20for%20School%20Administrators%20and%20Staff.pdf|
If you suspect that a person may be a victim of human trafficking, please call the Homeland Security Investigations Tip Line at 1-866-347-2423 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 300 languages and dialects) or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips.
You may also call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 to get help or connect with a service provider in your area. The Center is not a law enforcement or immigration authority and is operated by a non-governmental organization.
Non-law enforcement personnel should never attempt to directly confront a suspected trafficker or rescue a suspected victim. Doing so could put both your and the victim’s safety at risk. By immediately informing law enforcement of your suspicions, you can safely assist in the recovery of the victim and the dismantling of the trafficking operation.
School administrators and staff who suspect a trafficking incident should follow their school district’s established protocol for such matters. Schools that do not have such procedures in place should consider adopting a formal protocol on how to identify the indicators and report suspected cases to law enforcement. Your protocol should be developed in collaboration with school district leadership; federal and/or local law enforcement; mental health, child welfare, or victim services providers; and other appropriate community partners.