September 30, 2018 · 1:00 am
Acer Aspire 4930G laptop, Author Jeff777BC (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)
Catie Hart was trafficked by a man she thought of as her boyfriend. Their relationship became increasingly threatening, till the 18 y.o. was forced into prostitution. Fear kept her from escaping.
The line between “boyfriend” and “trafficker” was intentionally blurred from the outset. This type of grooming is typical. Catie’s story did not though end there. She is now training to become a computer programmer.
The fledgling non-profit AnnieCannons https://www.anniecannons.com/ helps survivors of human trafficking achieve financial independence by teaching them web design. Since survivors are often stigmatized by a past which includes an arrest record, AnnieCannons, also, assists graduates of its program with networking and job placement.
Obstacles remain. The non-profit operates on a small scale. While involved with the program, survivors must provide their own food and housing. With limited job skills, some continue to work in so called “gentlemen’s” clubs to do this.
But, as Helen Keller, said:
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
Christ, of course, offers hope to all.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Cor. 5: 17).
 Global Post, “This sex trafficking survivor is moving 0n — by learning how to code” by Arthur Nazaryan, 8/17/18, https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-08-17/sex-trafficking-survivor-moving-learning-how-code.
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August 5, 2018 · 1:00 am
“Unaccompanied minors” at south Texas border, Author US Customs and Border Protection (PD as work product of US Dept. of Homeland Security)
Levian Pacheco of Casa Kokopelli – one of eight federally funded private shelters Southwest Key operates in Arizona – has been accused of sexually molesting at least 8 migrant boys between the ages of 15 and 17 at that facility .
Fernando Negrete, also employed by Southwest Key, has meanwhile been charged with groping a 14 year old migrant girl .
The Arizona Dept. of Health has cited Casa Kokopelli for failure to complete background checks on employees. Yet, Southwest Key has received over $1 billion in funds for its shelters.
Police nationwide have responded to hundreds of calls reporting sex crimes against immigrant children held by the government at shelters.
Tragically, this is not the only situation in which illegal immigrants are vulnerable to exploitation. Fleeing poverty and violence, an estimated 17,000 to 19,000 immigrants are trafficked into the United States each year . Continue reading →
Filed under Abuse of Power, Child Abuse, Child Molestation, Christianity, Emotional Abuse, Politics, Poverty, Prostitution, Rape, Religion, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Slavery
Tagged as abuse at government shelters, human trafficking, illegal aliens, immigration, modern slavery, sex trade
May 17, 2015 · 1:00 am
Though women are encouraged to be sexually active in our culture, they are not always treated kindly when they take that advice.
A sexually available girl who has many partners.
A girl who has sex so often, whether with the same partner (nympho) or many different ones (slut), that her back seems to be constantly on a mattress.
Child victims of sexual abuse must negotiate this terrain with care. The emotional scars they carry do not make that an easy task.
Some women abused in childhood will seek as adults to reclaim their bodies by initiating frequent, anonymous sex. For them, sex is an attempt at self-affirmation. But no amount of it will fill the void left behind by abuse .
Tragically, a great many prostitutes fall into this category . Drug use to dull the pain is common in the sex trade .
Other women will engage in sex (often with many partners) in a desperate search for love. These are the girls passed from boy to boy in high school; the women who settle for one night stands, since nothing else is being offered. Continue reading →
Filed under Child Abuse, Christianity, Emotional Abuse, Prostitution, Religion, Sexual Abuse, Slavery, Violence Against Women
Tagged as abuse and sex, inhumane living conditions, one night stands, sex trade, sex trafficking, sexual addiction, sexual dysfunction, sexual promiscuity
November 3, 2013 · 1:00 am
New York is the first state to establish a court system designed to assist sex workers in escaping prostitution. Pilot courts have been in operation in Manhattan, Queens, and Nassau Counties for several years.
Eighteen states now provide services to children caught in the sex trade, rather than imposing prison sentences on them. Reuters quotes Georgia State University law professor, Jonathan Todres, on this topic saying, “There’s a real urgency here. We need to recognize as a nation that these children are victims and survivors of violent crimes and abuse, and they should not be treated as criminals .”
New York’s specialized court system will link defendants with resources such as shelters, drug rehabilitation, medical treatment, education, and job training. Sex trafficking is already a crime in New York.
“And Joshua spared Rahab the harlot, her father’s household, and all that she had. So she dwells in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho” (Joshua 6: 25).
Some of you may remember the story of how Joshua conquered Jericho. But before Joshua had the trumpets sound, he sent spies into the city. Because they were shielded from discovery by the prostitute Rahab, she and her family were allowed to live when the city was taken.
That was not all. As Matthew reports at chapter 1, verse 5, Rahab married into the line of David and what would become the lineage of the Messiah.
 “New York creates state-wide court system to help prostitutes,” Reuters 9/25/13, http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/25/us-usa-newyork-prostitution-idUSBRE98O14520130925.
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