Pimping, or sex trafficking, is a multi-billion dollar industry: Some say $64 billion worldwide and approximately $10 billion inside America. But at this moment, somewhere in your community, perhaps near your home, a predator is likely working to make $150,000 to $300,000 a year by selling the bodies of teenage girls. Black girls are particularly vulnerable.
The average pimp has four to six girls, according to statistics from the U.S. Justice Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Girls are raped, beaten, branded, indoctrinated, and sold day in and day out in a lucrative sex trade.
Survivors and advocates want the horror clearly identified as sex trafficking and not prostitution, especially when it comes to minors.
“Child prostitution and Johns are two words that should not exist when addressing child sex trafficking because a child cannot commit to commercial sex according to state and federal law,” said Lt. Andre Dawson, officer-in-charge of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Human Trafficking Division, which is responsible for getting pimps off the streets.
Lt. Dawson said society needs a major shift: Children involved aren’t criminals, they’re victims. The buyers aren’t Johns, or sex purchasers, they’re rapists, he said.
Attorney Sanders Gordon: “Young ladies are being grabbed off bus stops and forced into prostitution … and it’s happening in our own back yard. This is not something that’s happening somewhere else. It’s happening right in our own back yard,” she stressed.
Reported by The Black Star Project
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Myafroweek.tumblr.com est un blog né en Mai 2011 de la volonté d’avoir une plateforme qui rassemblerait l’ensemble des évènements Culture Afro* se déroulant en région parisienne. Initialement co-fondé par Corinne et Joëlle, il est aujourd’hui animé bénévolement par 6 autres jeunes femmes s’occupant chacune d’une rubrique (Littérature/Art-Expo/Musique/Mode-Beauté/Business/Cinéma…). Leur dénominateur commun ? La passion pour les cultures Afro.
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Myafroweek.tumblr.com is a blog started in May 2011 with the desire to have a platform that brings together all Afro culture events taking place in and around Paris. Originally co-founded by Corinne and Joëlle, it is today led by 6 other young dynamic women each one in a charge of a column (Literature/Art/Exhibition/Music/Fashion/Beauty/Business/Cinema…). Their common passion : Afro cultures !
Afro Culture* (African, Carribean, African-american, Afro latino and other afro descendant populations).