The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has reported a massive increase in child pornography online.
The organization reports finding a 35 percent increase in suspected cases from 2020 to 2021.
“The number of reports went up in categories such as CSAM (possession, manufacture and distribution), child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, child sexual molestation, misleading domain name, online enticement of children for sexual acts and unsolicited obscene material sent to a child,” The Hill reports. “NCMEC sent reports to the police and was able to alert law enforcement to 4,260 potential new victims in 2021.”
In 2021, there were 29.3 million reports of suspected child sexual abuse online, the most ever in a single year.
The Intelligencer reports, “there were also 44,155 reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, 16,032 reports of suspected child sex trafficking and 12,458 reports of suspected child sexual molestation in 2021, according to NCMEC data, with each category seeing an increase over 2020.”
The report added that “NCMEC data shows that the number of videos of child sexual abuse surpassed still images in 2021, and the nonprofit wrote it expects reports of videos will continue to rise.”
“These reports concern the sexual exploitation of children around the globe. We share this data to continue building awareness of the insidious nature of child sexual exploitation occurring online,” Michelle DeLaune, NCMEC senior vice president and COO, said in a statement.
Reports of suspected child sexual exploitation can be sent to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at CyberTipline.org or by calling NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
The trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has finally wrapped up with jurors having reached a verdict after 40 hours of deliberations. The 12-person panel determined Maxwell was guilty on 5 of 6 charges and is facing up to 65 years in prison.
Maxwell was originally charged with: one count of enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in illegal sex acts, one count of sex trafficking of a minor, And three counts of conspiracy, which are related to the other counts.
She was found guilty of all charges except for enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, dropping the maximum sentence to 65 instead of 70 years.
When Ms. Maxwell was arrested in July 2020, she was also charged with two counts of perjury, accusing her of lying under oath in 2016 during depositions for a lawsuit related to Mr. Epstein. In April, Judge Alison J. Nathan granted the defense’s request to sever the perjury counts, which will be tried separately.
The jury deliberated for five full days, requesting troves of evidence and sordid witness testimony that was presented during the month-long case, before finding Maxwell guilty. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
The ruling establishes a precedent that could cause other victims and prosecutors who may have been timid or apathetic about coming forward to trust that jurys can and do get it right more often than we’d expect.
On top of that, there are a lot of folks on the sideline who believe it wasn’t just Ghislaine Maxwell who deserves a day in court. The evidence points to the possibility that there was a large web of influential individuals who are also guilty of taking advantage of these women.
The Gateway Pundit ran a piece claiming that a “legal source connected with the case” said that if Maxwell is found guilty of her charges, she plans to “start naming names” in order to try and secure a lesser sentence.
Though the trial delivered perhaps more justice than most anticipated, many observers have expressed they will be upset if this is the end of the case.
The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday announced they have found 39 missing children in Georgia and dealt sex trafficking charges and more for the arrested individuals as part of an endangered missing children mission called “Operation Not Forgotten.”
Law enforcement officials rescued 26 children, safely located 13 other missing children in person, and arrested nine people as part of a two-week operation in August in the cities of Atlanta and Macon in Georgia.
“Investigators cleared 26 arrest warrants and filed additional charges for alleged crimes related to sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, registered sex offender violations, drugs and weapons possession, and custodial interference,” the federal agency announced in a release.
“The 26 warrants cleared included 19 arrest warrants for a total of nine individuals arrested, some of whom had multiple warrants.”
Director of the U.S. Marshals Donald Washington said in a statement: “The message to missing children and their families is that we will never stop looking for you.”
The 39 children who were missing were considered to be “some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area, based on indications of high-risk factors such as victimization of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and medical or mental health conditions,” the U.S. Marshals stated.
In a press conference announcing the news, Washington told reporters that the operation is among the missions that the Marshals are “very proud of” but “that we wish we didn’t have.”
“As successful as this operation was there is a harsh reality here—the harsh reality is, ‘gee, why are we doing this in the first place? Why do we have missing, endangered children?’” he said. “The stats are that in every 40 seconds, there is a child abducted in the United States.”
The FBI announced back in 2011 that “A child goes missing every 40 seconds in America. That comes to 765,000 children a year.”
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr on Twitter said that he “cannot say enough about Operation Not Forgotten.”
“39 – That’s how many young lives are getting a new start, and that’s how we measure success,” Carr said.
The operation, a culmination of several months of planning, was carried out by the U.S. Marshals’ Service Missing Child Unit and its Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, as well as a number of Georgia state and local agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
“It’s hard to put into words what we feel when we rescue a missing child, but I can tell you that this operation has impacted every single one of us out here,” Chief of the Missing Child Unit Darby Kirby, said in a statement. “We are working to protect them and get them the help they need.”
“Operation Not Forgotten” is described as a “relatively new mission for the U.S. Marshals” which has conducted two recent large scale operations and several smaller ones around the United States.
“The future should see many similar operations throughout the United States as the Missing Child Unit ramps up operations using the man hunting skills, in which the Marshals specialize, to locate and rescue missing minors,” the U.S. Marshals announced.
The U.S. Marshals had established a Missing Child Unit under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, which enhanced the agency’s authority to help law enforcement recover missing, endangered or abducted children—regardless of whether a fugitive or sex offender was involved. The agency helped recover 295 missing children in 2019.
Not worried about coronavirus concerns, hundreds of people came together at the Arizona Capitol to raise awareness about sex trafficking. They heard from different speakers around 5:30 p.m. on Friday before a peaceful march in the area. Some held signs that said “Save The Children” and “Child Lives Matter.”
“This is happening in all communities,” said Laura Suttle, a demonstrator. “This isn’t just a Phoenix problem. This isn’t an Arizona problem. This is world, human problem.”
Some of the protesters weren’t wearing masks, and the large group stayed close together. But they were passionate about the cause and wanted to get the word out that even during the pandemic, sex trafficking of kids and adults isn’t going away.“Everyone thinks this is an international problem. This is an American problem,” said Michelle Reis.
She said 800,000 children go missing every year but only half of them are found, so there are 400,000 kids still missing. Reis also said the victims are preyed upon because they want to be famous and have money and status.
“These people are offering it,” Reisi said. “They take them and train them to think their bodies aren’t anything but an object and we’re teaching that in the schools.
Experts say the pandemic hasn’t slowed down the industry in Phoenix, but it has changed trafficker’s tactics.
A child care facility in India run by the Missionaries of Charity, part of the Roman Catholic Order and founded by Mother Teresa, has been caught trafficking babies for profit. This is not the first time child care facilities have been connected to immoral and unethical acts like the trafficking of children. It seems to be becoming quite a common discovery.
A lot of information has come to light over the past few years regarding very ‘elite’ people–celebrities, philanthropists and those portrayed as the bearers of goodwill–being involved in human trafficking. Perhaps this level of fame and fortune comes at a cost? There are a number of examples to choose from, including many high profile figures within the Vatican, high profile celebrities, and members of the Royal Family. You can see multiple examples in an article I recently wrote that focuses on Jeffrey Epstein, here.People in such circles virtually ‘run’ the world and control the media, thus controlling humanity’s perception of them. But things are changing, and people are waking up.
We have to be careful, because it’s quite clear that a massive amount of deception is at work. Just take a look at the Vatican, which has long been rumoured to be involved in Satanic rituals and severe child abuse, and it’s now no secret that they are involved in such things. Multiple members have been accused of strange activities, including George Pell, one of the highest ranking members of the Vatican, who was accused of sexually abusing children. Even those from within have come out and ‘blown the whistle,’ so to speak. For example, thousands of bones have been found beneath the Vatican. It is believed they belonged to about 12 different bodies. The Vatican has not commented on who the bones belonged to or how they got there. Young children were also allegedly kidnapped by members of the Vatican police for sex parties and then murdered. GabrieleAmorth claimed that officials of an unnamed foreign embassy were involved in these activities as well.Amorth was an Italian Roman Catholic Priest and an exorcist of the Diocese of Rome. He claimed to have performed tens of thousands of exorcisms over half a dozen plus decades spent as a Catholic Priest, and has mentioned a number of times how Satanism is practiced within the Vatican. He has also claimed that girls are commonly kidnapped by a gang of Vatican police and foreign diplomats. Again, he claimed that these girls are recruited for Vatican parties and other crimes with sexual motives. (source)
Malachi Martin, an Irish Catholic priest and writer for the Catholic Church who’s also a Professor of Palaeography at the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Institute, is another individual who’s tried to expose such activities. You can read more about that here.
Not long ago, a massive pedophile ring was uncovered with clear ties to Pope Benedict’s brother. Recently, Carlo Maria Vigano, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and Secretary-General of the Governorate of Vatican City, has implicated multiple people, including Pope Francis, in sexual abuse. You can read more about that here.
I’m not even going to get into other elitist examples like Jeffrey Epstein, NXIVM, the Rockefeller and Rothschild families, or all of the other countless examples that clearly show links to the trafficking of women and children. In fact, NXIVM was connected to multiple child care facilities that have since been shut down since that discovery. You can read more about that by clicking the NXIVM link above, it will take you to articles that go into more detail. In all honesty, some of the most powerful people on the planet and those controlling the ‘systems’ we adhere to should have been investigated long ago.
This is why we have to be careful. A lot of these people, like the Pope and others within the Vatican like George Pell, have been made out to be scholars and people who deserve to be idolized. The crazy thing is that they are idolized, and when millions of people idolize one person, it gives them extreme amounts of power, which means that many people believe they can do no wrong. So, if they’re ever accused of doing wrong, it’s simply deemed a ‘conspiracy theory’ and remains under the radar. But thankfully, this is all changing.
Handing your power over to figures also takes power out of your own hands. By giving your power to others, you leave your mind open to manipulation, instruction, and influence from the person whom you idolize. Someone who is idolized is capable of extreme brainwashing.
Recently, the Indian government ordered its state governments to inspect child care facilities that are run by the Missionaries of Charity – a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa. The order came after the arrests of a nun and an employee accused of baby trafficking.
Earlier this month, Indian authorities shut down a shelter home for pregnant, unmarried women run by the order in Ranchi, a city in the eastern state of Jharkhand, after discovering that four infants had been sold, including a 6-month-old boy who changed hands for 50,000 rupees ($730).
A nun, identified as Sister Koncilia, and a staff member, Anima Indwar, were arrested in connection with trafficking. According to The Times of India, Indwar confessed to selling the children.
At the time of the arrests, a dozen pregnant women were living at the shelter, according to Catholic News Agency.
CNA reports that one couple reportedly paid Indwar 120,000 rupees ($1,760) in exchange for a child, but that she later took the child back without returning the money. The couple then tipped off police, according to CNA.
India’s NDTV cites an unnamed police source as saying all four babies were sold within the past year.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen such actions from supposed humanitarian groups. Not long ago, a UN panel discussed the White Helmets’ criminal activities, including organ theft and false flag terrorism. You can watch that discussion and read more about it here. Unsurprisingly, it received absolutely no attention from mainstream media.
Apparently, all child care homes that are run by Missionaries of Charity all over the country are currently being inspected.
When I was reading about this, it reminded me of Peter McKelvie, a former Child Protection Chief in the UK who gained attention when he claimed that senior politicians, military figures and even people linked to the Royal Family were involved in a child sex ring. While working in Hereford and Worcester, he helped convict notorious child abuser Peter Righton, who was once one of the country’s most respected authorities on child care. This highlights a great point, and something that I’ve come across multiple times in my research. Many people who work for national child care protection programs are directly involved in this type of thing. McKelvie is one of many who told the world that these types of powerful VIP pedophile rings have been running in secrecy for multiple years. (source) Working in child care facilities or with children is one of the ways the system allows these people to do what they do.
On Thursday, Subramanian Swamy, a senior BJP MP, said Mother Teresa’s Bharat Ratna award should be rescinded if the Missionaries of Charity group is found guilty. This obviously doesn’t mean that Mother Teresa was involved in such things. But then again, given what we’ve seen from the Roman Catholic Church, it wouldn’t necessarily surprise me.
Swamy said his stance wasn’t merely influenced by the baby-trafficking scandal, saying he saw it as the last straw in a long line of criticisms levelled at Mother Teresa over many years.
He cited her loyalty to the late American financier Charles Keating, who was convicted of swindling millions of dollars from small investors in the 1980s — Teresa’s charity benefited greatly from Keating’s donations, and she even wrote to a California Superior Court judge seeking clemency for Keating on account of his being “kind and generous to God’s poor,” according to a letter published by Christopher Hitchens in his book, “The Missionary Position.”
Keating was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison, but only served a third of the sentence before his conviction was overturned on a technicality. He died in 2014, two years before the Catholic Church pronounced Mother Teresa a saint.
The takeaway here is that we should be wary of all figures who have extreme fame and popularity and are made to be idolized and worshiped by the masses. The instance humanity does, we give our power away to them and it leaves us open to manipulation. At the end of the day, yeah there are great people out there, who knows, Mother Teresa may have been one of them. But that’s not the point, idolizing somebody else and living according to a doctrine made by someone else prevents us from listening to our own heart.
Butler County, PA — In the land of the free, there are two sets of justice systems — one for all those connected to that system, and one for everyone else. Time after time, we’ve seen police officers and politicians alike accused of terrible crimes and they escape with little to no jail. As the following case illustrates, even family members of the connected class are extended this privilege and escape accountability for even the most heinous of crimes.
John Paul Doerr III, 34, pleaded guilty to exploiting children through possessing and distributing a massive amount of child pornography — some of which involved infants. He was facing upwards of 250 years in a cage for the whopping 45 felony counts against him.
However, Doerr happens to be the son of Butler County’s top judge, Thomas Doerr. So, instead of going to jail for the rest of his life, as he should have, Doerr will not go to jail at all. Instead this child predator was sentenced to five years probation, six months house arrest and 15 years on the Megan’s Law registry. According to the sentencing judge, Timothy Creany, the house arrest will be lifted if Doerr gets a job.
Naturally, this special privilege given to a child predator made people upset. As WPXI reported, dozens of people protested Doerr’s sentencing outside the Butler County Courthouse on Friday, saying they believe that father-son relationship had a lot to do with the lenient sentence.
“It’s not fair. He (could have) gotten 252 years behind bars, (but) instead he got probation and house arrest,” said Madison Morgan, a demonstrator. “It’s because of who his father is.”
According to the report:
Doerr was initially arrested after confessing that he downloaded multiple videos, including one with a child as young as 1-2 years old. Investigators tracked him down using the IP address assigned to his computer.
Butler County officials told Channel 11 there was no wrongdoing in the case. The district attorney said he immediately handed Doerr’s case over to the attorney general’s office and that no local judge heard the case.
Authorities brought in an outside judge and prosecutor. That prosecutor said this is a standard sentence, typical for these types of cases.
Though prosecutors claimed he received equal treatment under the law, protesters pointed out that at the time of his arrest, Doerr’s mugshot wasn’t even printed, which is standard for all arrests.
It seems his special privilege started from the get go and now an admitted child predator is free to strike again.
As TFTP reported, this privilege is also extended to the children of police officers. Last year, a 23-year-old man in Indiana pleaded guilty to molesting a 13-year-old foster child living with his family, and was sentenced to just three years of house arrest.
Andrew Taylor is the son of Tim Taylor, the police chief in his hometown of Berne, Indiana. Taylor asked the young girl who had been placed with his family “to perform oral sex on him and she agreed” in October. He then told his father about what he did and turned himself in, according to court documents. Like Doerr, instead of going to jail, he flexed his connections. An injustice indeed.
As investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins notes, “It’s become more lucrative and much safer to sell malleable teens than drugs or guns. A pound of heroin or an AK-47 can be retailed once, but a young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a day — and a ‘righteous’ pimp confiscates 100 percent of her earnings.”
“Human trafficking — the commercial sexual exploitation of American children and women, via the Internet, strip clubs, escort services, or street prostitution — is on its way to becoming one of the worst crimes in the U.S.,” said prosecutor Krishna Patel.
In order to avoid detection (in some cases aided and abetted by the police) and cater to male buyers’ demand for sex with different women, pimps and the gangs and crime syndicates they work for have turned sex trafficking into a highly mobile enterprise, with trafficked girls, boys and women constantly being moved from city to city, state to state, and country to country.
For instance, the Baltimore-Washington area, referred to as The Circuit, with its I-95 corridor dotted with rest stops, bus stations and truck stops, is a hub for the sex trade.
Every year, the girls being bought and sold gets younger and younger.
The average age of those being trafficked is 13. Yet as the head of a group that combats trafficking pointed out, “Let’s think about what average means. That means there are children younger than 13. That means 8-, 9-, 10-year-olds.”
“For every 10 women rescued, there are 50 to 100 more women who are brought in by the traffickers. Unfortunately, they’re not 18- or 20-year-olds anymore,” noted a 25-year-old victim of trafficking. “They’re minors as young as 13 who are being trafficked. They’re little girls.”
Where did this appetite for young girls come from?
Look around you.
Young girls have been sexualized for years now in music videos, on billboards, in television ads, and in clothing stores. Marketers have created a demand for young flesh and a ready supply of over-sexualized children.
“All it takes is one look at MySpace photos of teens to see examples — if they aren’t imitating porn they’ve actually seen, they’re imitating the porn-inspired images and poses they’ve absorbed elsewhere,” writes Jessica Bennett for Newsweek.
“Latex, corsets and stripper heels, once the fashion of porn stars, have made their way into middle and high school.”
“Whether we welcome it or not, television brings it into our living rooms and the Web brings it into our bedrooms. According to a 2007 study from the University of Alberta, as many as 90 percent of boys and 70 percent of girls aged 13 to 14 have accessed sexually explicit content at least once.”
In other words, the culture is grooming these young people to be preyed upon by sexual predators. And then we wonder why our young women are being preyed on, trafficked and abused?
Social media makes it all too easy. As one news center reported, “Finding girls is easy for pimps. They look on MySpace, Facebook, and other social networks. They and their assistants cruise malls, high schools and middle schools. They pick them up at bus stops. On the trolley. Girl-to-girl recruitment sometimes happens.”
Rarely do these girls enter into prostitution voluntarily. Many start out as runaways or throwaways, only to be snatched up by pimps or larger sex rings.
Others, persuaded to meet up with a stranger after interacting online through one of the many social networking sites, find themselves quickly initiated into their new lives as sex slaves.
Debbie, a straight-A student who belonged to a close-knit Air Force family living in Phoenix, Ariz., is an example of this trading of flesh.
Debbie was 15 when she was snatched from her driveway by an acquaintance-friend. Forced into a car, Debbie was bound and taken to an unknown location, held at gunpoint and raped by multiple men. She was then crammed into a small dog kennel and forced to eat dog biscuits.
Debbie’s captors advertised her services on Craigslist. Those who responded were often married with children, and the money that Debbie “earned” for sex was given to her kidnappers.
The gang raping continued.
After searching the apartment where Debbie was held captive, police finally found Debbie stuffed in a drawer under a bed. Her harrowing ordeal lasted for 40 days.
With a growing demand for sexual slavery and an endless supply of girls and women who can be targeted for abduction, this is not a problem that’s going away anytime soon.
For those trafficked, it’s a nightmare from beginning to end.
Those being sold for sex have an average life expectancy of seven years, and those years are a living nightmare of endless rape, forced drugging, humiliation, degradation, threats, disease, pregnancies, abortions, miscarriages, torture, pain, and always the constant fear of being killed or, worse, having those you love hurt or killed.
Peter Landesman paints the full horrors of life for those victims of the sex trade in his New York Times article “The Girls Next Door”:
Andrea told me that she and the other children she was held with were frequently beaten to keep them off-balance and obedient. Sometimes they were videotaped while being forced to have sex with adults or one another. Often, she said, she was asked to play roles: the therapist patient or the obedient daughter.
Her cell of sex traffickers offered three age ranges of sex partners — toddler to age 4, 5 to 12 and teens — as well as what she called a “damage group.”
“In the damage group, they can hit you or do anything they want to,” she explained. “Though sex always hurts when you are little, so it’s always violent, everything was much more painful once you were placed in the damage group.”
What Andrea described next shows just how depraved some portions of American society have become.
“They’d get you hungry then train you” to have oral sex. “They put honey on a man. For the littlest kids, you had to learn not to gag. And they would push things in you so you would open up better. We learned responses. Like if they wanted us to be sultry or sexy or scared. Most of them wanted you scared. When I got older, I’d teach the younger kids how to float away so things didn’t hurt.”
Immigration and customs enforcement agents at the Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Va., report that when it comes to sex, the appetites of many Americans have now changed. What was once considered abnormal is now the norm.
As one agent noted, “We’ve become desensitized by the soft stuff; now we need a harder and harder hit.”
This trend is reflected by the treatment many of the girls receive at the hands of the drug traffickers and the men who purchase them. Peter Landesman interviewed Rosario, a Mexican woman who had been trafficked to New York and held captive for a number of years.
She said: “In America, we had ‘special jobs.’ Oral sex, anal sex, often with many men. Sex is now more adventurous, harder.”
A common thread woven through most survivors’ experiences is being forced to go without sleep or food until they have met their sex quota of at least 40 men. One woman recounts how her trafficker made her lie face down on the floor when she was pregnant and then literally jumped on her back, forcing her to miscarry.
Holly Austin Smith was abducted when she was 14 years old, raped, and then forced to prostitute herself. Her pimp, when brought to trial, was only made to serve a year in prison.
Barbara Amaya was repeatedly sold between traffickers, abused, shot, stabbed, raped, kidnapped, trafficked, beaten, and jailed all before she was 18 years old.
“I had a quota that I was supposed to fill every night. And if I didn’t have that amount of money, I would get beat, thrown down the stairs. He beat me once with wire coat hangers, the kind you hang up clothes, he straightened it out and my whole back was bleeding.”
“In Oakland Park, an industrial Fort Lauderdale suburb, federal agents in 2011 encountered a brothel operated by a married couple. Inside ‘The Boom Boom Room,’ as it was known, customers paid a fee and were given a condom and a timer and left alone with one of the brothel’s eight teenagers, children as young as 13.
“A 16-year-old foster child testified that he acted as security, while a 17-year-old girl told a federal judge she was forced to have sex with as many as 20 men a night.”
One particular sex trafficking ring catered specifically to migrant workers employed seasonally on farms throughout the southeastern states, especially the Carolinas and Georgia, although it’s a flourishing business in every state in the country.
Traffickers transport the women from farm to farm, where migrant workers would line up outside shacks, as many as 30 at a time, to have sex with them before they were transported to yet another farm where the process would begin all over again.
This growing evil is, for all intents and purposes, out in the open.
Trafficked women and children are advertised on the internet, transported on the interstate, and bought and sold in swanky hotels.
Educate yourselves and your children about this growing menace in our communities.
Stop feeding the monster: Sex trafficking is part of a larger continuum in America that runs the gamut from homelessness, poverty, and self-esteem issues to sexualized television, the glorification of a pimp/ho culture — what is often referred to as the pornification of America — and a billion dollar sex industry built on the back of pornography, music, entertainment, etc.
Call on your city councils, elected officials and police departments to make the battle against sex trafficking a top priority, more so even than the so-called war on terror and drugs and the militarization of law enforcement.
Stop prosecuting adults for victimless “crimes” such as growing lettuce in their front yard and focus on putting away the pimps and buyers who victimize these young women.
Finally, the police need to do a better job of training, identifying and responding to these issues; communities and social services need to do a better job of protecting runaways, who are the primary targets of traffickers; legislators need to pass legislation aimed at prosecuting traffickers and “johns,” the buyers who drive the demand for sex slaves; and hotels need to stop enabling these traffickers, by providing them with rooms and cover for their dirty deeds.
That so many women and children continue to be victimized, brutalized and treated like human cargo is due to three things: one, a consumer demand that is increasingly lucrative for everyone involved — except the victims; two, a level of corruption so invasive on both a local and international scale that there is little hope of working through established channels for change; and three, an eerie silence from individuals who fail to speak out against such atrocities.
But the truth is that we are all guilty of contributing to this human suffering.
The traffickers are guilty. The consumers are guilty. The corrupt law enforcement officials are guilty. The women’s groups who do nothing are guilty. The foreign peacekeepers and aid workers who contribute to the demand for sex slaves are guilty.
Most of all, every individual who does not raise a hue and cry over the atrocities being committed against women and children in almost every nation around the globe — including the United States — is guilty.
In this Buzzsaw interview (below), filmmaker Sean Stone interviews Tammi Stefano, the Executive Director of The National Safe Child Coalition (NSCC), and exposes much of the corruption happening within Child Protection Services and Family Courts. This might be one of the few interviews currently available on the Internet that gives this much information on the child sex trafficking business that exists in LA County, and across the nation. Tammi Stefano reveals some very shocking information about the child and human trafficking business currently operating in the United States, which is a huge illegal business that brings in more money than the illegal drug trade and illegal arms trade combined.
Tammi Stefano has spent over two decades on front lines fighting for child safety. She understands the emotions of being victimized, having survived a kidnapping in her younger years. Determination was the driving force that prompted her to go undercover to catch a pedophile school teacher.
Child Protection Services do Not Protect Children – Hundreds of Children Murdered in CPS Care
Picking up the interview at about the 9 minute mark, Stefano begins to explain that when there is an allegation of child abuse, law enforcement and child protection services (CPS) are the two entities that get involved. According to Stefano, the social workers working in child protection services across the country do not have the training to truly investigate child abuse, because child abuse is a crime. Stefano encourages the listeners of the program to call law enforcement, not CPS, if they encounter sexual or physical abuse of a child, because this is a crime, and CPS is not trained to handle crimes. Stefano says:
The minute you call child protection services, you can rest assured that the investigation will not be done properly. Chances are the child will not be protected.
She then gives the example of Los Angeles County, where in 2013 CPS took “thousands of children away from parents,” and that 570 children were murdered while in the care of CPS and away from their families.
Foster Children Bring in Great Profits to the State
At another point in the interview, Stefano relates how California benefits financially from having children in foster care. She states that adults who are incarcerated in the penal system on average cost the State about $48,000.00 per prisoner. For children taken in foster care, however, one child can bring in up to $1 million of revenue to the State. Children who need “extra care” are given many medical treatments, such as psychotropic drugs. (See: California’s Crisis: 1 Out of Every 4 Children in California’s Foster Care Prescribed Powerful Psychiatric Drugs)
Stefano gives one example she encountered where a Los Angeles judge sent one mom’s son to a “behavioral modification camp” because he was allegedly labeled “defiant.” He was given elecrto-shock treatments, and these treatments were billed to the mother at a cost of $7000.00 per week. Stefano stated that the mother is still making payments on these “treatments,” while her son is now 23, and she still has 10 years left on her payment plan. To this day she does not know where her child was sent for these “medical services.”
LA CPS Turning Foster Children Over to Known Sex Abuse Offenders
When Stone asked her who CPS was turning these children over to with such “gruesome” statistics, Stefano replied that what she discovered, and what the Los Angeles Times was kind enough to publish, was that 1000 “convicted sex offenders” had been given a “green light” by CPS to become “approved foster parents” just in Los Angeles County.
CPS Putting Children into Sex Trafficking is a Huge Problem
At around the 25:15 point in the interview, Stone and Stefano begin to discuss the child sex trafficking problem. When Stone asks Stefano if she has encountered sex trafficking among children, she replies: “We need to cover it a lot more.”
As an example, she mentioned a sex trafficking case with CPS in Orange County California last year. Stefano says that of 105 sexually abused victims that were found in this case, 65% of those victims were in the foster care system under CPS control, and they were allegedly never reported missing. Stefano says:
What we are finding now is this trafficking is a lot bigger, and a lot more involved politically than we care to look at, or the media won’t cover. Everybody is afraid because there are some really big heavy hitters that are very influential that are involved.
Children have been sold, and there have been cases, where children have been sold up to 75 times in one day. 75 times in one day…. someone has abused this child.
The child trafficking industry, or human trafficking industry right now, makes more money than the illegal drug trade, and illegal arms trade, combined.
So children are definitely a commodity. They are a commodity to make money.
Stefano then relates the following story:
Last year I had a case where a lovely young girl, a single mom – her mom was a great Italian woman who lives in Burbank. She was having some problems with her daughter. Her daughter started hanging out with the wrong crowd – good girl though – she just needed to be pulled back in.
So her mom calls a friend at the police department, and she says, “You know, let’s put a little scare – I want to do something. I want to make sure she is OK.”
He says, “You know, call Child Protective Services.”
“Ok, I’ll try it.”
She called Child Protective Services. They said, “We need to take her, and help out here.”
They put this child – gorgeous – I mean she looks like model – 16 years old – (actually) 15 at the time – (and they put her) in this group home.
The mom goes to visit her. It was near the holidays. She feels like “Alright, she is going to learn her lesson. She’ll never mess up again. This is a hard core lesson.”
Her daughter’s gone. Her daughter and three other beautiful young girls.
Now you have to be reminded that the gates around this group home, locally, are high. They are too high, and they are locked electronically. You are not getting out. And there is a full staff.
While this staff says, “Gee, we were short staffed, and we just don’t know how this gate got open.”
This mother daily for over one year posted – I mean she came on my show. She did not stop looking for her daughter. Her daughter is home (now.) She found her through the efforts of a combined community effort. And she is still healing. She was passed on to more people – she was so abused. She was locked up. She was a prisoner.
Her and three others from a State-run (foster) group home. And how did the gates get open? It was near the holidays and they just don’t have an answer.
Child Protection Services in America does not have a duty to report a child missing when the child is a ward of the State.
Stefano then talks about an organization called “The Humanitarian Alliance” and a report they have that found within 48 hours after a child has aged out of the foster care system, because they have become 18 and have left their foster homes, 65 to 70% of them are captured into human trafficking syndicates. Stefano believes the only way this can happen is because those inside the foster care system are helping to arrange it to happen, for a fee.
Listen to the entire shocking interview below. Note that the first 9 minutes discusses a new TV show and the controversial issue of corporal punishment. At about the 9 minute mark is where they begin to discuss the abuses within CPS.
The Real Criminals in Child Abuse and Sex Trafficking do not Want this Information Public
Tammi Stefano is the Executive Director of The National Safe Child Coalition (NSCC). At one point during the interview she related how her child advocacy campaigns have resulted in death threats from angry foster parents. She also stated that her website has been hacked, and that her phone has been tapped “numerous times.”
As Stefano stated:
“What we are finding now is this trafficking is a lot bigger, and a lot more involved politically than we care to look at, or the media won’t cover. Everybody is afraid because there are some really big heavy hitters that are very influential that are involved.”
Male prostitutes toured Bush 41 White House before federal agents were sent into the streets to collect and destroy copies of this Thursday, June 29, 1989 Washington Times headline story by Paul M. Rodriguez and George Archibald which led to multiple follow-up stories. Image source.
Stefano is the not the only one to step forward and reveal this kind of criminal child sex trafficking among powerful people. Back in 1989 the Washington Times published a report about an alleged illegal homosexual pedophile prostitution ring that involved members of Congress and the White House in Washington, D.C.
The “scandal” eventually died down and nothing apparently happened.
In 2010 a report linking over 5000 people in the Department of Defense to child pornography was leaked to the media, but the investigation only looked at a couple of hundred military people, and the investigation was terminated after 8 months. Senator Grassley talked about it briefly on CNN:
Politicians are aware of child and human trafficking, and laws have been passed to supposedly address the problem. On May 29, 2015 S. 178, the “Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015” was signed into law after much political fighting.
However, based on the information we have learned from Tammi Stefano in this interview, as well as the testimony and reports of countless others, government funding is the PROBLEM, and not the solution! Ironically, this new bill that just passed under the auspices of dealing with child sex trafficking, might actually perpetuate the problem and make it worse, by funneling even more federal funds into social services for children and troubled youth.
Will people truly aware of the problem, particularly in politics, really be able to do anything to solve this problem? Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer was one of the few who did speak out, and try to do something to stop this horrendous problem, but now she is dead. (Story here.)
The majority of children recruited into the child sex-trafficking slave trade come through foster care, where state “Child Protection” child welfare agencies place children who have been removed from their homes.
It is estimated that the revenue generated through illegal child sex trafficking far exceeds revenue from illegal drugs and guns.
The problems of foster care being used to traffick children into the sex trade have been well documented. A recent report out of WJAC in Pennsylvania, for example, reports that 60% of sex, human trafficking victims were once involved in the foster care system.
Attorney Michael Dolce, who speaks from experience from representing children abused in foster care, wrote an opinion piece published by Newsweek last year (2018) stating that the nation’s foster care system is set up to sexually traffic children. See:
We reported with horror last year that a Virginia man, Nathan Larson, was running for political office in the U.S. Congress in spite of the fact that he publicly admitted he was a pedophile. In online forums with other pedophiles, he encouraged pedophiles to adopt children out of foster care as their “sex toys.” See:
A simple search of recent news stories for a search term like “sex abuse foster care” will return many thousands of stories verifying that this is not a small problem with a minority of foster care children, but widespread and actually the norm.
Here are a few stories making local headlines in February of 2019:
As the story of Grace Packer’s short life and horrific death plays out in a Bucks County courtroom in the coming weeks, jurors will be focused on Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan, the two people accused in the 14-year-old’s rape and murder.
As the evidence is laid out against the couple, details of Grace’s life as a foster child, then an unwanted adopted daughter, may also be revealed.
The details could effectively put Pennsylvania’s child welfare system on trial. (Full Story.)
Hawaii has agreed to pay $585,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of two former foster children who were sexually abused by their Maui foster parent.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the lawsuit filed in 2014 claimed state Department of Human Services officials were negligent and should have known that Florentino Rios was unfit to be a foster parent.
Rios, who went by the name Zack Morris in Hawaii, was convicted of sexually assaulting three foster children who were placed in his care from 2009 to 2011. (Full Story.)
A New Mexico foster parent convicted on six counts of rape will not serve any time in prison.
Manual Preciado, 64, was arrested in 2015 after a teenage boy came forward saying Preciado raped and molested him while he stayed in his Tucumcari home. According to court documents, the boy was attacked on a nearly daily basis over nine months.
He was the second child to come forward with such claims.
Preciado took a plea deal and faced up to six years behind bars. Thursday in court, Preciado’s attorney argued the level of abuse was taken out of context and worried for the well-being of his wife’s health if he were to be sent to prison.
Judge Louis McDonald sentenced him to time served and probation. The victim’s attorney says the light sentence sets a bad precedent for child abuse in New Mexico.
“What’s so upsetting about this, is that this child and his family will live with the repercussions of that sexual abuse for a lifetime. This man will spend not one day in prison,” the attorney said. (Full Story.)
In this story out of Ohio, a “serial sexual predator was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sedating a toddler with cough medicine so he could take photos and film himself abusing her.”
“The defendant is an unrepentant, untreatable sexual predator,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Gaffney wrote in a sentencing memorandum.
“The public must be protected from him. If the defendant is released from prison, he will sexually abuse children.”
While his victims apparently were not foster care children, he himself came out of the foster care system:
Fletcher was taken away from his drug-addicted mother at a young age and placed in foster care, according to Foster.
He had been sexually and physically abused at a young age and was molested by an older man at age 12. (Full Article.)
This horrible story reinforces what research has uncovered about the United States’ foster care system: children have better outcomes when left in “troubled homes,” even if drug abuse is a problem with the parents, than when they are placed into foster care. Only a very small percentage of children taken out of their homes and placed into foster care are for reasons of abuse. The vast majority are for “neglect,” which has no standard definition. The REAL abuse happens in foster care. See:
David Lynn Richards Jr. described himself as a divorced, single dad simply trying to rein in a defiant teen.
His adopted daughter, Amber Richards, painted him as a vindictive manipulator, who punished her when she spurned his offer to take their relationship “to the next level,” after she had endured nearly two years of sexual abuse in his home.
After less than three hours of deliberation, a Knox County jury of seven women and five men found the one-time pastor and former staffer at Smoky Mountain Children’s Home guilty on nine felony counts, including rape, incest and sexual battery by an authority figure. (Full Story.)
More than 100 Southern Baptists described as former youth pastors or youth ministers are now in prison, are registered as sex offenders or have been charged with sex crimes, the newspapers found.
Their most common targets were teenage girls and boys, though smaller children also were molested, sometimes in pastors’ studies and Sunday school rooms. (Full Story.)
Foster Care a Pipeline to Child Sex Trafficking for the Rich and Powerful Members of Society?
Former British Health Minister and former Child Protection Manager Lord Warner. Image Source.
In a 2014 interview published in The Guardian, former British Health Minister and former Child Protection Manager Lord Warner stated that “Children’s homes” were a “supply line” for paedophiles among the powerful elite.
Powerful people in the 1980s targeted children’s homes that served as a “supply line” for paedophiles, a former health minister has claimed.
As a former child protection manager warned that a “powerful elite” of at least 20 prominent figures carried out the “worst form of abuse”, the former health minister Lord Warner described the sexual abuse of children as a “power drive”. (Full article and video.)
As we reported last year (2018), the problem of child sex trafficking is so widespread, reaching to the highest levels of society, that an International Tribune had to convene outside the jurisdiction of any nation’s government to deal with the problem. See:
Backing up what Lord Warner stated in the story above, former Scotland Yard Police detective Jon Wedger, who specialized in child abuse investigations, gave testimony of how he discovered that child sex trafficking networks reached to highest levels of the police department, local government, and even the BBC.
Attempts to silence him failed, even after he was threatened by his superiors that he would lose his job, his children, and his home if he did not shut up.
When asked by Chief Counsel Robert David Steele why he hadn’t been killed, he replied:
Jesus loves me. Hopefully I’ve got a few more years. I’ve got a job to do.
One of my saving graces, and it didn’t meant to happen…. I actually did an interview with the UK column with a man called Brian Garish and he said it was too hot to handle and put it out online, and I thought “Oh my God, what’s he done.”
But it actually saved me.
So the alternative media really did help me.
Chief Counsel Robert David Steele, a former CIA officer, gave perhaps the best summary of the purpose of Tribunal’s Judicial Commission into child sex trafficking, and how it reaches to the highest levels of our society, which has been condensed into a 15 minute video:
A partial transcript:
As a parent and as a patriot I have been outraged for some time by the clear and present danger to society of pedopredation (pedophilia or paedophilia).
I recognize now that child torture, child murder, and child organ harvesting is an ‘accepted’ practice at the highest levels of government, the NGO and multinational corporate sector, as well as throughout academic institutions and civil society.
This scourge persists because it is allowed to exist by the complicit authorities.
As a former spy and pioneer for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) I have worked with INTERPOL, EUROPOL, Scotland Yard, the FBI, and the national intelligence and law enforcement services or their representatives from over 66 countries.
What I have found, without exception, is that they are all staffed by good people trapped in bad systems – systems that are not allowed to properly address this scourge – the multi-generational crime against humanity known as pedophilia.
Pedophilia – a ‘love for children’ – is not an accurate term. There is no love for children manifest in any aspect of child slavery, sexual abuse, torture, murder, or body harvesting.
For this reason the inaugural seating of the Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking & Child Sex Abuse, at the behest of ITNJ Commissioner Carine Hutsebaut (a criminologist and psychotherapist) the term ‘Pedopredation,’ has been designated as a more appropriate term, along with the term ‘pedosexual,’ for that considerable sub-set abuses of children outside the Satanic ritual network.
It is vital to note that many organizations that started out with the best of intentions – from the Boy Scouts to the day care centers to United Nations assistance and development groups to Oxfam as the most recent example – appear to have been infiltrated by pedopredators.
By virtue of being in daily contact with the most vulnerable members of society, our children, many of the mandated organizations have, over time, attracted numerous pedopredators to their ranks, and been compromised by their lack of proper vetting processes, as well as also turning a deliberate blind eye to the transgressions of staff.
This need not be so if governments were honest and counterintelligence were to be exercised. It appears to be a matter of policy at the highest levels of global leadership to turn a blind eye to pedopredation and pedosexuality.
It appears that pedopredation – including the attendant torture and murder of infants to produce adrenalized blood via ritual Satanic abuse – is in some cases considered an elite ‘privilege’ whereupon these echelons are permitted to practice such perversity with impunity.
There are two additional causes for alarm.
First, there appears to be a deliberate campaign by the elite to infect local, state (province) and national police, prosecutors, and judges – from Australia to Zimbabwe – with a ‘taste’ for pedosexuality.
It is used as both an initiation rite into the Deep State and Shadow Government, and as a basis for blackmail.
Worse, we are now seeing two terrible trends: one toward abusing and murdering children before they learn to speak (they cannot bear witness); and the other, perhaps brought back by US forces from Afghanistan, the combination of war dogs and toddlers in a devastating combination of child rape and bestiality – dogs raping children for videos to be sold.
Add to this the growing market in fetuses, the most prized being those delivered on the floor as part of a Satanic ritual, and one has an inkling of the greatest evil on the planet.
Second, it has become clear from our early inquiries with ample documentation, that both the family courts and the insolvency courts are being used to strip children from families to convert the children into a commodity that can be sold for cash, and are also being used to strip assets from wealthy individuals who are not part of the Deep State network.
Governments are complicit in child and asset stripping, which would not occur if registrars, lawyers (barristers), and judges were held accountable. False claims and documents abound, and in their tolerated existence, challenge the legitimacy of the government.
ENOUGH! The purpose of the Commission is to do what has not been done before: to document the actual totality of missing children each year (preliminary estimates yet to be documented are eight million a year, or 22,000 a day); and also to document what happens to these children once they are ingested into the local to global pedopredation network of networks.
The average lifespan of a child once in the pedopredation (pedophilia or paedophilia) system is estimated by some to be two years — those being groomed for ‘leadership’ roles that perpetuate pedosexuality at all levels live much longer.
Learn more about The International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ), and their Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse in Westminster, London, here.
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