Child Trafficking Victims

Several years ago, I sat in a meeting of concerned leaders with my city’s chief of police. A representative from the police department showed a video that caused the whole room to fight back tears.

The video showed the results of a hidden camera that captured helpless children and women being forced into rooms to have sex with dirty sadistic men. The video was not from a country overseas or out of our reach. It was from right here in our own town.

Of the thousands of people tormented by human trafficking, many of them are children. According to UNICEF, the United States is a source and transit country, and is also considered one of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation.

In each state, there are organizations that that seek out and rescue children abducted or tricked into child trafficking. Youth who have been raped dozens and dozens of times a week need an extraordinary dose of love and healing.