Report labels Las Vegas a hub of child sexual trafficking

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  1. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ht...pnvchildtraffickingvegas.html?syndication=rss

    More than 400 children were found working as prostitutes in Las Vegas during a single month last year, according to a national report that calls the city a hub for child sex trafficking.

    and

    Las Vegas was one of 10 U.S. locations for which the agency completed reports. Others included Salt Lake City, Dallas, Bexar County and Fort Worth, Texas, the New Orleans area, Clearwater, Fla., Erie County, N.Y., Independence, Mo., and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
    (much more at link)

    http://www.sharedhope.org/ Group responsible for the report

    (Salt Lake City?!)
     
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  3. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    Holy carp
     
  4. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I shouldn't be surprised by this, but I really am. :(
     
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    philamena Former Member

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    Oh my gosh! I am shocked. I love Las Vegas but I won't be vacationing there next month after reading those stats. 400 children
     
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    Autumn2004 Inactive

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    That is so disturbing, I am surprised Detroit isnt on there. I have heard they have a child trafficking problem too.
     
  7. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I would like to see the actual report because I'd like to know the ages. I know a minor is a minor, but I hope we aren't talking real young children. (I know, it's ALL wrong!) I'm surprised at the other cities named as well.
     
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    One teen, one child, one child victimized, one child exploited, one child turn out on the street, is ALWAYS one child too many.
     
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    NewMom2003 Former Member

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    I know what you are saying Taximom. :(

    I'm horrified by this.
     
  10. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    If the demand for child prositutes is curtailed. Then the problem would be solved. But as we all know, child abuse and sexual abuse of children is widespread.

    It is not like a child suddenly one day decides "well I am going" to sell my body.

    There are usually adults involved. The children are controlled. Victimized and abused. They see no other way out.
     
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    anneinchicago New Member

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    Okay, maybe it's my jaded self that isn't surprised by Vegas or Bexar county in Texas (San Antonio area), but Buffalo? Buffalo? Salt Lake city hub of the Mormons?

    Anyone from there that can possibly enlighten me?
     
  12. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Amen to that, CyberLaw. Have you read the thread about the "trampy" 13 yr old pimp yet? I haven't read the whole thing so don't know if you've made your thoughts known over there. These children are victims and should be treated as such, not punished.
     
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    I wonder if this would tie into the Maripoca Jane Doe thread at all...we have been trying to figure out if she is Michaela Garecht...
     
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    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

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    Report Labels Las Vegas a Hub of Child Sexual Trafficking
    Mar 26, 2008

    Full article: click here
     

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