Child Sex Trafficking Online

Graphic for child sex trafficking in the United States, Author Ebrittania (CC BY-SA 4.0 International)

Federal authorities have seized and taken down the website CityXGuide.com and its affiliates for advertising illicit sexual services [1].  CityXGuide.com had taken over from the now defunct 1Backpage.com as the internet’s primary source for such ads.

Minors are identified among the victims of CityXGuide.com.

The charges against Wilhan Martono, the owner and operator of CityXGuide.com and its affiliates (Backpage.co, CAPleasures.com, BodyRubShop.com, and others), include money laundering, facilitating prostitution, and the reckless disregard of sex trafficking.

The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines sex trafficking as a situation in which a “commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.”

Martono allegedly acquired $21 million from the sites which are said to have run hundreds of thousands of ads by pimps, prostitutes, and brothels which users could filter by geography and sexual preference.

We are now offering the sexual services of our children for sale online.  What does this say about our society?

Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured.  Were your acts of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire?” (Ezek. 16: 20-21).

[1]  New York Daily News, “Feds take down websites that advertised child sex trafficking, prostitution” by Jami Ganz, https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ny-feds-seize-sex-trafficking-sites-20200620-g5btvsltrjfgpkbygrbvli554u-story.html .

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22 Comments

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22 responses to “Child Sex Trafficking Online

  1. This is very sad. Heartbreaking, actually.

  2. Horrible statistic of child sex trafficking, how shameful of these guys who does so wrong with the poor children 😓🤬

  3. 1:3/48 hours: If only they were a force for good.

  4. Eye-opening. Very sad and disgusting at the same time. This is, unfortunately, one of the many ugly sides of the world and it’s great that you bring more awareness to it.

    Well constructed💞

  5. There is not enough man power to filter through the perversion available on the web.. When I read that someone has been caught it is rewarding.
    Thank you for sharing Anna.

  6. A flurry of tweets about wayfair fronting for child trafficking. Amazing Polly also. Tweeters eventually were suspended. This is a plague.

  7. Reblogged this on emotionalpeace and commented:
    Let us come together in prayer for the victims of this horrific crime.

  8. Horribly sad! God weeps!

  9. The focus of this story is the success achieved in charging the owners and operators of the websites. The larger and more important problem with society is the moral plague and decadence of the millions of people that patronize the services.
    Thanks for sharing, Anna.

  10. We all do.
    How do we fix broken?
    😦

    • You ask a profound question, Sunshiny. We can put laws in place against sex trafficking, prostitution, and child pornography. We can fund enforcement. We can punish offenders. We can closely guard our children. All that may stem the tide, but will not stop it. Depravity begins in the human heart. Unless sinful attitudes change, child abuse is likely to continue as long as mankind exists.

  11. Horrible things. Internet can be misused. Sad post

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