Human Trafficking in Children

Some facts about human trafficking in children:

UNICEF estimates that 1,000 to 1,500 Guatemalan babies and children are trafficked each year for adoption by couples in North America and Europe.

Girls as young as 13 (mainly from Asia and Eastern Europe) are trafficked as “mail-order brides.” In most cases these girls and women are powerless and isolated and at great risk of violence.

Large numbers of children are being trafficked in West and Central Africa, mainly for domestic work but also for sexual exploitation and to work in shops or on farms. Nearly 90 per cent of these trafficked domestic workers are girls.

Children from Togo, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana are trafficked to Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Gabon. Children are trafficked both in and out of Benin and Nigeria. Some children are sent as far away as the Middle East and Europe.

Sexual exploitation

Sexual activity is often seen as a private matter, making communities reluctant to act and intervene in cases of sexual exploitation. These attitudes make children more vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Myths, such as the belief that HIV/AIDS can be cured through sex with a virgin, technological advances such as the Internet which has facilitated child pornography, and sex tourism targeting children, all add to their vulnerability.

Surveys indicate that 30 to 35 per cent of all sex workers in the Mekong sub-region of Southeast Asia are between 12 and 17 years of age.

Mexico’s social service agency reports that there are more than 16,000 children engaged in prostitution, with tourist destinations being among those areas with the highest number.

In Lithuania, 20 to 50 percent of prostitutes are believed to be minors. Children as young as age 11 are known to work as prostitutes. Children from children’s homes, some 10 to 12 years old, have been used to make pornographic movies.

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FBI Nabs ‘Boy-Lovers’ Child Pornography Ring

From the Chicago Breaking News Center; note that “Boy Lovers” is a pedophile activist term used by NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association:

The FBI today announced child-pornography charges against four men from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, accusing them of operating a ring that distributed pornographic images and videos and referred to themselves by the name “Boy Lovers.”

Charged are Jose Carlos Garcia, 22, of Schererville, Ind.; Neal Maschke, 40, of West Chicago; Corey Stinefast, 27, of Kenosha, Wis.; and Mark McGill, 24, of Crest Hill.

According to the complaints, the FBI began investigating the men in June after arresting one in their group. That man admitted to “possession, receipt, distribution and manufacture of child pornography,” the complaint said. The man “also stated he had contacts with many other child pornography enthusiasts, some of whom were molesting children.”

The man became a cooperating witness and may still face federal child-exploitation charges himself, according to the complaints.

In several recorded conversations — in person, via phone and Internet chat — the witness and Garcia allegedly discussed child pornography, and he and Garcia arranged to meet to exchange and view images and videos together.

In one phone exchange on July 11, Garcia allegedly told the cooperating witness that he had traveled to St. Louis and met with a man whom he filmed engaging in sexual activity with a young boy, the complaint against Garcia states.

On Aug. 25, the witness, Garcia and Stinefast allegedly went to a local amusement park, the complaint states. During the trip, Stinefast allegedly gave Garcia a computer disk containing child pornography that the witness later turned over to federal investigators.

The witness and undercover FBI investigators met with Garcia and Maschke in a hotel room in Skokie on Saturday night to exchange pornographic computer images and videos. Those two defendants were arrested at that time and were found to have child pornography with them, according to the FBI. Stinefast was arrested in Kenosha the same night.

McGill was taken into custody this morning. Officials say he gave a USB drive to the witness on Aug. 29 that contained over 3,500 images and 60 videos of child pornography.

If convicted of the charges against them, Garcia, Stinefast and McGill face between five and 20 years in federal prison, while Maschke faces up to 10 years in prison.

NAMBLA-Gate: The Case of Kevin Jennings

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Harry Hay, who “inspired” Obama-appointed Education Department official Kevin Jennings to lead a life of homosexual activism, was not only a supporter of the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) but a prominent member of the Communist Party USA and “Radical Faerie” who believed in the power of the occult.  Continue reading

Teen disappeared without a trace 36 years ago

Lori Jean Lloyd, 14, was babysitting her nephew on Feb. 11, 1976 when she decided to walk to a 7-Eleven at 3613 Wilmington Pike to purchase cigarettes, just a little more than a half mile from the family home at 3303 Annabelle Drive in Kettering. She left the baby with her friend. It was a cold night, and she was dressed in a sweater, jeans, and possibly a T-shirt and jacket. She did not take any personal belongings with her, and the small amount of money in her bank account remained untouched.

When her mother, Anita Smith, returned home after midnight, she found Lori’s friend and the baby asleep. Lori wasn’t there. Employees at the 7-Eleven store told police they never saw her that night. No one else has reported seeing her since.

Lori was the youngest of five siblings, some of whom helped their mother search for Lori that night.

Because Lori had a history of running away, including some arrests, police initially did not take the case seriously. But she never really ran away, according to her family.

“She would go to a friend’s house,” said Joni Spencer, the eldest of Lori’s siblings. “Kind of showing her independence.”

At one point, Smith called police to have them pick up Lori, to teach her a lesson. But because she had run away before, many people assumed that she did it again, Smith said.

News agencies also originally refused to report on it. A letter from the Dayton Daily News to Spencer dated Nov. 18, 1976 — when Lori had been missing for nine months — states “I only wish you knew how many letters like yours we receive, from worried parents and loved ones of young people who disappear without leaving word. The vast majority eventually turn up as runaways.”

There was some reason to believe she might have left voluntarily. Lori’s friends reported that she wanted to go to California and live with her father, even though he had moved there a decade earlier and kept little contact with his five children.

Lori stood about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed about 110 pounds. She was also having some problems — she slashed her wrists about six months before her disappearance and her family said last month that she had been experimenting with drugs. At one point, she moved in with Spencer after her mother refused to allow her to paint her bedroom black.

The best lead the family ever got was when News Center 7 aired a documentary called Angel Death, about the drug PCP, in 1980. A girl in the background of one scene, filmed at a Santa Monica drug rehabilitation center, eerily resembled Lori, so Spencer and Smith went to Los Angeles. For weeks, they searched for her at the places where runaways were known to gather, like Hollywood Boulevard and the Sunset Strip, but found no one who knew Lori. The girl who was the focus of the filmed scene declined to cooperate with the family. The makers of the original documentary followed Smith and Spencer around, then released another program, entitled “Whatever Happened to Lori Jean Lloyd?”

But while the family originally thought the girl in the background was Lori, now they’re not sure. They held a memorial service for her in 1999, 23 years after she disappeared coincidentally just days after Erica Baker, the 9-year-old Kettering girl who vanished while walking her dog in Indian Riffle Park, was reported missing.

Where is Lori Jean Lloyd?