Something that made very few ripples in October because of the election was Operation Cross Country 2016. In cooperation with countries across the world, our FBI raided in the USA and scooped up quite a few in the Sex Traffic business. What is not known though is how many actually are going to receive stiff justice and how many got out of their indictments because they had high level pull. After all thanks to the PizzaGate information,we have really had our eyes opened to the elite at the heart of the sex traffic industry. Low and middle level takedowns look great on the record but it is those in power who are funding and receiving the benefits from this heinous filthy business that most need to be removed and made a serious example of or else the effort is for naught. What I find curious is the date of the takedowns versus the WikiLeak and blow up of the PizzaGate.
Raw video (b-roll) footage from Operation Cross Country
Operation Cross Country X
Recovering Underage Victims of Sex Trafficking and Prostitution
October 17, 2016
Operation Cross Country, the FBI’s annual law enforcement action focused on recovering underage victims of prostitution and drawing the public’s attention to the problem of sex trafficking at home and abroad, has concluded with the recovery of 82 sexually exploited juveniles and the arrests of 239 pimps and other individuals.
Now in its 10th iteration, Operation Cross Country has expanded to become an international enforcement action, with Canada, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Thailand joining the FBI and its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners—along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)—during the coordinated three-day operation that ended October 16.
At a press conference on October 17, 2016 in Detroit:
“Operation Cross Country aims to shine a spotlight into the darkest corners of our society that seeks to prey on the most vulnerable of our population,” said FBI Director Comey, announcing the results of the operation during a press conference today in San Diego at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual gathering. “We are not only looking to root out those who engage in the trafficking of minors, but through our Office for Victim Assistance, we offer a lifeline to minors to help them escape from a virtual prison no person ever deserves.” (Anyone else but me have a problem with his statement? To me, it is almost like he is reassuring the rich and powerful that they are not at risk of losing their income or giving them reassurance they won’t be indicted and brought to trial.)
Operations took place in a number of locations, including hotels, truck stops, and street corners. Minors recovered during an arrest are engaged with state protective services and victim assistance. Depending on the level of need, a law enforcement officer and, if available, an FBI victim specialist will accompany the survivor to obtain these services.
“Child sex trafficking is a global problem and we must throw every resource we can at combating it,” said NCMEC Director John Clark. “All of us at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are proud to work side by side with the FBI and their law enforcement partners as we work tirelessly every day to find and rescue child victims and while ensuring that those responsible for this horrible crime are held accountable.” (Did NCMEC Director Clark not get Comey’s memo?)
Operation Cross Country X is the largest ever in the history of the initiative, with 55 FBI field offices and 74 Child Exploitation Task Forces representing more than 400 law enforcement organizations taking part in the operation. In addition, several dozen operations across Canada, and approximately 10 operations took place in six cities across Cambodia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Complete news release can be read HERE.
Juvenile Sex Trafficking information – The Ugly Truth
Ark of Hope for Children – March 2016
Ark of Hope for Children has compiled the following U.S. and international statistics on human trafficking, child trafficking and sex trafficking. These trafficking stats were sought so we could research the needs of rescued child trafficking victims.
Child trafficking victims, whether for labor, sex or organ trafficking, come from all backgrounds, include both boys and girls. They span a wide age range from 1 to 18 years old. Sex trafficking victims up to roughly 25 years old most often started as young as 14. Children are trafficked out of, or into the United States from all regions of the world and represent a variety of different races, ethnic groups and religions. They may be brought to the U.S. legally or smuggled in.
Update: In 2012 the (UNODC) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports the percentage of child victims had risen in a 3 year span from 20 per cent to 27 per cent. Of every three child victims, two are girls and one is a boy.
Gender and age profile of victims detected globally: 59% Women – 14% Men – 17% Girls and 10% were Boys.
- 600,000 to 800,000 women, children and men bought and sold across international borders every year and exploited for forced labor or commercial sex (U.S. Government)
- When internal trafficking victims are added to the estimates, the number of victims annually is in the range of 2 to 4 million
- 50% of those victims are estimated to be children
- It is estimated that 76 percent of transactions for sex with underage girls start on the Internet
- 2 million children are subjected to prostitution in the global commercial sex trade (UNICEF)
- There are 20.9 Million victims of Trafficking World wide as of 2012
- 1.5 Million victims in the United States (this is obviously the ones known about)
- Human trafficking has surpassed the illegal sale of arms
- Trafficking will surpass the illegal sale of drugs in the next few years
- Drugs are used once and they are gone. Victims of child trafficking can be used and abused over and over
- A $32 billion-a-year industry, human trafficking is on the rise and is in all 50 states (U.S. Government)
- 4.5 Million of trafficked persons are sexually exploited
- Up to 300,000 Americans under 18 are lured into the commercial sex trade every year
- From 14,500 – 17,500 of those victims are trafficked into the United States each year
According to non-governmental U.S. sources;
- Average victims age is 11 to 14
- Approx 80% are women and children bought, sold and imprisoned in the underground sex service industry
- Average life span of a victim is reported to be 7 years (found dead from attack, abuse, HIV and other STD’s, malnutrition, overdose or suicide)
The largest group of at-risk children are runaway, thrown away, or homeless American children who use survival sex to acquire food, shelter, clothing, and other things needed to survive on America’s streets. According to the National Runaway Switchboard 1.3 million runaway and homeless youth live on America’s streets every day. [5,000 die each year] It would not be surprising to learn that the number of children trafficked in the United States is actually much higher than 300,000.
Children are often targeted by traffickers as they are deemed easier to manipulate than adults. More money can be earned by younger girls and boys exploited in sexual exploitation, especially virgins. Pre-pubescent girls are reported to be injected with hormones to bring on puberty. Younger girls are expected to have a greater earning potential, and as such are in greater demand.
Congressional Research Service – January 2015
“The exact number of child victims of sex trafficking in the United States is unknown because comprehensive research and scientific data are lacking.
Experts widely agree that any efforts to reduce the prevalence of child sex trafficking—as well as other forms of trafficking—should address not only the supply, but also the demand.
Runaways are particularly vulnerable to becoming victims of sex trafficking. A federally funded study found that approximately 1.7 million youth had run away from home or were forced to leave their homes at some point in 1999.37 While away from home, an estimated 38,600 (2.2%) of these youth were sexually assaulted, were in the company of someone known to be sexually abusive, or were engaged in sexual activity in exchange for money, drugs, food, or shelter.
There is no single profile of a buyer of commercial sex with a minor, making buyers particularly difficult to identify. In addition, there is little research on the factors associated with the risk of becoming or being a buyer or exploiter.49 Research has suggested that these predators are often encouraged by online solicitations, temptations, and exploitation.50 In addition to those actively seeking out sex with minors, some buyers may engage in sex with minors unknowingly. The perpetrators may assume that a prostituted individual is an adult. Alternatively, they may or may not inquire about the age of that individual and may still decide to engage in a sex act even if she or he is a minor.”
This is but two sources. There are many more. The people who profit most are those who provide these children to the elite without doubt. Do they care if their sales items are damaged or killed? Extremely doubtful. All they care about is finding their next teen, child, or infant to feed to their hungry predator customers. THIS is PizzaGate.
While I applaud the hardworking members within the FBI for the ones they removed off the street, Comey’s statement tells me that there are hundreds and thousands more being allowed to walk around in public office or places who deserve to be indicted and stripped of their powers. His hint in that speech tells me Comey ain’t gonna do what it takes to get rid of the vermin with money though.
In a perfect world these animals should be stripped of their skin and hung up on crosses so everyone can see exactly what happens to the wealthy elite and the providers who are part of this disgusting industry. But since civilization has come a long way in protecting even these vermin then strip them of all their worldly goods and portion it out among victims. Don’t allow them one dime to spend from that point on. Once that is done then throw them in the general population of a maximum security prison and see how far they get as penniless prison inmates.
Do the wealthy and elite who purchase these children deserve less than the pimps who sell them? HELL NO.
If you can stomach the truth and are interested, watch these two videos, but know that they have been edited to protect the sensibilities of viewers. I watched one video about prostitution of children in the Far East that made my stomach turn and I ended up stopping the footage.