Newest Members
andrewmartin, Aurigny, Luther, LuckyCharm, Jennifer Lyons
12251 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
AdawgJR (28), Brian (50), hikerpark (52), Jeremy Welch (47), Logan81 (2014), Olson30 (60), Patrick7958 (56)
Who's Online
3 registered (3 invisible), 45 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
12251 Members
73 Forums
63104 Topics
441295 Posts

Max Online: 418 @ 07/02/12 07:29 AM
Twitter
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#233577 - 06/25/08 08:54 PM Prostitution involved kids
Ken Singer, LCSW Offline
Moderator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/24/00
Posts: 5775
Loc: Lambertville, NJ USA
345 arrested, kids rescued in prostitution busts
Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution. (AP Photo/Lawrence By LARA JAKES JORDAN

updated 2:24 p.m. ET, Wed., June. 25, 2008
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution.

The Justice Department says it targeted 16 cities as part of its "Operation Cross Country" that caps off five years of similar stings nationwide.

Many of the children forced into prostitution are either runaways or what authorities call "thrown-aways" kids whose families have shunned them. Officials say they are preyed upon by organized networks of pimps who lure them in with shelter or drugs, then often beat, starve or otherwise abuse them until the children agree to work the streets.

Story continues below ↓
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
advertisement

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"We together have no higher calling than to protect our children and to safeguard their innocence," FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday. "Yet the sex trafficking of children remains one of the most violent and unforgivable crimes in this country."

In all, authorities arrested 345 people including 290 adult prostitutes during the operation that ended this week. Since 2003, 308 pimps and hookers have been convicted in state and federal courts of forcing youngsters into prostitution, and 433 child victims have been rescued, Mueller said.

The cities targeted in this week's sting are: Atlanta; Boston; Dallas; Detroit; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Md.; Oakland, Calif.; Phoenix; Reno, Nev.; Sacramento, Calif.; Tampa; Toledo, Ohio and Washington.

The problem of child prostitution has taken on a new urgency in recent years with the growth of online networks where pimps advertise the youngsters to clients. The FBI generally investigates child prostitution cases that cross state lines.

The cases aren't easy to convict.

In April 2006, for example, charges against a Nevada man resulted in a hung jury after his 14-year-old victim refused to testify against him. Months later, however, a second jury found Juan Rico Doss of Reno, Nev., guilty of forcing two girls ages 14 and 16 to sell sex in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland.

A University of Pennsylvania study estimates nearly 300,000 children in the United States are at risk of being sexually exploited for commercial uses "most of them runaways or thrown-aways," said Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

"These kids are victims. This is 21st century slavery," Allen said. "They lack the ability to walk away."

___

On the Net:

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tipline: http://www.cybertipline.com/

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.




Edited by Ken Singer, LCSW (06/25/08 08:55 PM)

Top
#233578 - 06/25/08 08:59 PM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: Ken Singer, LCSW]
testingWaters Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 508
This story really scares me. Is this the tip of the iceberg? Who were their clients? For them to sustain a business they must have had a hell of alot of clients. Is this much more common than we realize? WTF? Look how many cities were involved.


Top
#233583 - 06/25/08 09:23 PM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: testingWaters]
Jarrad Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 1071
Loc: arizona
it's really common. for a lot of guys, the younger the better.


Top
#233586 - 06/25/08 09:27 PM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: Jarrad]
testingWaters Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 508
Jarrad you gave me your 1000th post! Thanks!


Top
#233588 - 06/25/08 09:31 PM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: testingWaters]
Jarrad Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 1071
Loc: arizona
well how about that. didnt even notice.


Top
#233590 - 06/25/08 09:34 PM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: Jarrad]
testingWaters Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 508
you know, i'd hate for that post (given that its really dark) to get memorialized. so i am going to invent an imaginary question that is harmless that "it's really common. for a lot of guys, the younger the better. " could *also* be the answer to........

"Wow, do men really like to eat baby corn?"
"it's really common. for a lot of guys, the younger the better."


Top
#233592 - 06/25/08 09:37 PM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: testingWaters]
Jarrad Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 1071
Loc: arizona
haha. actually its really fitting for my 1000th post. im actually curious for more info on the story to see if my perp was busted.


Top
#233593 - 06/25/08 09:38 PM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: Jarrad]
testingWaters Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 508
actually Jarrad you might be a good person to request feedback from - can you check out my new thread on the member side when you get a chance?

ps. i hope he was (busted, your perp)


Top
#233599 - 06/25/08 09:52 PM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: testingWaters]
Jarrad Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 1071
Loc: arizona
eh.. i have mixed feelings on "hoping if he was, or wasnt"


Top
#233639 - 06/26/08 01:18 AM Re: Prostitution involved kids [Re: Jarrad]
Still Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 6350
Loc: 2 NATO Nations
This news item is HUGE. Clearly a major child prostitution ring. It ought not go un-noticed at this site.

_________________________
Jesus Loves The Hell Outta Me!

Still's Globs

New Video

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Chase Eric, ModTeam 

I agree that my access and use of the MaleSurvivor discussion forums and chat room is subject to the terms of this Agreement. AND the sole discretion of MaleSurvivor.
I agree that my use of MaleSurvivor resources are AT-WILL, and that my posting privileges may be terminated at any time, and for any reason by MaleSurvivor.