TX - Children rescued in prostitution bust

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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    OMG there is no excuse for this! i am outraged! Why isn't this the leading story all over the news????????
     
  4. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    I just Googled child prostitute bust and found over 195 articles on this bust, all recent.
    It looks like the media has just become aware of the busts.

    I have wondered for a good while if there wasn't child prost. rings out there. So many kids go missing, never found not even a body. It stands to reason that some are alive, and it is all too easy for their captors to say the kids were runaways or relatives or whatever and keep them alive. I have a feeling this is only the tip of the iceburg. I know a couple of years ago there was also a prostitution bust and they rescued 3 or 4 kids that had been declared missing.



    The FBI has arrested more than 600 people and rescued 47 children in what is being called Operation Cross Country 2, which focused on putting the people who force children into prostitution behind bars.
    http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=9245789
     
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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution.

    The FBI said the roundup by federal, state and local law enforcement occurred in 29 cities, adding that the raids dismantled 12 large-scale prostitution operations run through call services, truck stops, casinos and Web sites.

    At a news conference announcing the results of Operation Cross Country II, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole said the arrests were made possible by intelligence gathered during a similar series of raids in June.

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5he7nmMnj5acJvdZ03SHz3neDf0hgD94315LG1
     
  6. Rudolf

    Rudolf Sociopaths are 4% of the general population; That'

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    EmMomma Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult

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    Holy smokes.
    I watched a documentary the other night on MSNBC about sex trafficking...it's not just a foreign problem!!!
    Hope all these kids get help...and I hope whoever the mastermind is is prosecuted to the FULLEST extent of the law...this kind of stuff makes me furious.
     
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    Oh wow, this is huge! I'm very happy that these kids were found and can return home. I have to wonder how long this has been going on, and how many of the adults arrested may have also been forced into this ring as children. PLEASE don't think I'm trying to make excuses for the adults, I'm just wondering if any of them may have been reported missing at some time in their lives.
     
  9. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    I am so glad that these children are now safe, I pray that they will recover mentally as well as physically.
     
  10. Rudolf

    Rudolf Sociopaths are 4% of the general population; That'

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    I'm hoping that some of the missing kids will turn up as a result of that raid.
     
  11. amethyst

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    These poor kids. I hope they get everyone that's involved. I'm sure this goes on to greater extent than we are aware of and who knows how many of the UIDs that we see are the result of these types of crimes. God bless those kids and I hope they get some help-they will need it.
     
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    The end of our evening news segment reported that several of the children have indeed been reported missing by NCMEC. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081027/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/children_prostitution_3

    "The 47 rescued children ranged in age from 13 to 17, and all but one are female. Of these, Pistole said, 10 had been reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A total of 642 people were arrested. The FBI says they include 73 pimps and 518 adult prostitutes."

    I am so thrilled to hear that they may be reunited with their families!!! AMEN! :Banane44:
     
  13. SieSie

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    I can't bear to read any of the articles, I'm just grateful to read everyone's posts that the children have been saved and many people arrested. It sickens me that child prostitution/trafficking occurs ANYWHERE in the world. The thought of all the innocence lost, the abuse that they've endured is just heartbreaking.

    I pray they receive therapy, are able to be reunited with their families, and can some day find peace and love.
     
  14. CaliKid

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    I sincerely hope these children will receive the counseling and love they need to heal and resume at least somewhat normal lives.
     
  15. Bobbisangel

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    I know that we will probably never know but I would like to know who the kids are that were listed as missing that have been found. We have probably talked about some of the kids. I would just like to know who has been found...not any details about what happened to them, etc.
     
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    They might talk like Shawn Horebeck? spelled? Did..
     
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    I would like to know this as well! I'll bet they have threads here, it would be wonderful to update the threads to show that they have been found. It is a horrible thing that has happened to them, hopefully they will receive all of the help that they need and that they are quickly reunited with the families that love them!
     
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    I was just thinking about the adjustment these kids will have to make when they are back home. Can you imagine the life they have lived for who knows how long? They have been sexually used every day since they have been gone and lived a totally different life then they had. There wasn't anyone there to teach them things or nurture them, etc. Their innocense is gone and they know about things that children should never have to experience or even know about. How do they cope with the change? How do they ever become normal children again? It is just heartbreaking.

    I hope every parent gets their child into therapy. Even therapy will no doubt go on for years. I've often wondered about Elizabeth Smart and if she was in therapy after her abduction. Having sex with that filthy insane creep had to have been a horror. These little kids will never be able to go back to who they were before they were abducted. How do they adjust to a normal life again? They all have a long hard road ahead of them. They sure do need our prayers.

    I wonder if those monsters picked kids of a certain age or if it mattered. I hope more information is released so we at least know what kids have been found.
     
  19. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    I did find one article that mentioned one child of 13, but I think the others were older. But even at age 16-17, how do they go back to school and become teens again like the other kids they go to school with? You are right BobbisAngel, it is going to be rough.
     
  20. saqqara

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    I am sure we won't identify who they are if they were discussed, if only to help these kids remove the stigma. . .

    However I am sure if any of the cases were active or they have people on here actively working with LE and local or national missing children organizations that those children will be removed from their sites and a brief notice made - at a minimum so LE and the organizations no longer has people focusing or looking for them and instead they can focus on other missing children.

    Can you imagine being a parent of a missing child and reading of this? Hoping and yet not hoping its your missing child? Just another way we will never understand the heartbreack and never ending agony parents go through who still don't have answers.
     
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    Horrible, just horrible. :furious:
     

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