Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Abductions and Prostituted Children in the U.S.

Nearly 75% of the Parents Surveyed in the United States
Fear that Their Children might become Victims of Abduction (-and rightly so!).
(U.S. Department of Justice: NISMART; YGOY-World News: Child Abduction Statistics -
Almost 800,000 children are reported missing every year in the U.S. alone. That is about two children every day. Over half of these cases include runaways, throwaways, or lost children, and even abductions by family members such as in custody disputes. Around 260,000 of them however, are actual abductions and are a result of non-family members or kidnappers who may even be acquaintances to the victims. About 115 of these child abductions eventually result in very serious consequences, like injury or death.

Child Abduction and Child Pornagraphy

Child Abduction for Rape and Sexual Exploitation
The internet has become both a danger and an aid in the subject of child abductions, especially in the United States. It is a place where online predators have more opportunities to find and communicate with potential victims. It is estimated that 1 in 25 youths get "aggressive" sexual solicitations that include attempts to contact the youth offline. These are the episodes most likely to result in actual victimizations. About one-quarter of these aggressive solicitations came from people the youth already knew in person.

PATIENT PREDATORS - A 2004 study done on "online grooming" by the Cyberspace Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire found that groomers are extremely patient. They are willing to wait months - sometimes more than a year - before arranging to meet their victims in person.
Research by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) also showed that as many as one in five children who use computer chat rooms have been approached over the Internet by paedophiles. And they expect the problem to increase as more kids get access to the Internet worldwide.
"Children below 16 are not ready for this complicated world.
On the Internet, after chatting with someone several times, they might be
emotionally attached to that person and think that he cares for them."

There have been many reported incidents from rescued victims, who have stated that they had been drugged after meeting with a friend or acquaintance in a public location, only to later find that they had been transported to an undisclosed location and are being held against their will. This is quite often a tactic used by people who deal with Human Traffickers, resulting in the youth being placed in bondage and then subjugated in the sex trade industry. They are forced to prostitute themselves under threat of bodily harm or other serious repercussions which prevent their escape.
Many children and especially teens are also lured into slavery under the disguise of ways to earn great deals of money and promises of expensive items or gifts. They then become trapped in a realm of drug addiction and sexual servitude and are either too embarrassed or too scared to even attempt an escape. There are ways however that YOU can help fight this plague: -> SEE How Can I Help?
SOURCES: U.S. Department of State; Federal Bureau of Investigation-(NCIC)-National Crime Information Center; U.S. Department of Justice: NISMART-National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children; www.LostChildren.org.

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