Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sex Trafficking in USA on the Rise

American Sex Trafficking
It appears that sex traffickers are looking for
fresh meat in USA now. I guess it’s only a matter of time before
billboards go up offering “jobs” to young women. Fernando, you haven’t
talked much on the subject of sex slavery after SHTF, so maybe you
should bring it up.

Hi B, sorry for the delay in replying. As the society degrades on all levels you start seeing more of this type of crime. In Argentina it got very bad, and sex trafficking and slavery is extremely common. Here’ are some articles that tell to some degree how bad the situation is already in USA, and I can tell you right now without a doubt, tis going to get worse.
Sex trafficking in the U.S. called ‘epidemic’
Teen Girls’ Stories of Sex Trafficking in U.S.
American Sex Trafficking Is On The Rise
Human trafficking on the rise in border region
Parents should watch over their kids like hawks. Keep track of who your kids talk to, who they are chatting with on line, investigate any unusual behavior. Even when adults, eighteen or older they can become victims.

The victims may be of a very broad background:
1) It used to be that sex trafficking meant mostly girls from Eastern Europe, Mexico, or some other disadvantaged background. Kidnapped or tricked with the promise of work, these women found themselves in a foreign country, not even knowing the language or local laws.

2) Girls from troubled homes as mentioned in some of the stories of the links above. Usually linked to domestic abuse and drugs, these girls fall for the lies of “boyfriends” who are actually pimps and slavers. Forced to use drugs, beaten, raped and themselves and their families threatened to be killed, these girls soon comply to the demands of their kidnappers. There’s often mention of a “breaking” period involving beatings, rape , torture and humiliation so as to break the will of the victim and dissuade them from escaping or asking for help.

3) Girls from “good” homes that are kidnapped from the street, malls, beach or park. What follows is usually similar to 2). In Argentina there’s a growing amount of cases like these, even involving young women, housewives and students that are just snatched out of the street. They are kept locked or chained, drugged and forced into prostitution. These are probably the most concerning cases to people that think “it will never happen to me”, because it goes to prove that it can actually happen to anyone, even if you’re careful and don’t come from a troubled background.

4) Girls tricked by the promise of work. Given the hard economic times, expect this tactic to become more and more common. In many cases young girls are promised modeling or promotional jobs, in some cases its promise of work as bartenders in good paying restaurants or working in boutique stores and it does sound legit. Anything that sounds like a good honest job. It usually involves moving to some other city, state or country and that’s where the nightmare starts, out of the girls family and friend circle where they are more vulnerable.
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gaga said...

In the UK womans groups made a big issue about sexual slavery etc. The Police setup task forces and over several years they found virtually no evidence women were being forced into it.

What they did find was women who did it voluntarily, because the money was so good. Earning a weeks pay in half an hour is very tempting.

In fact there was such an over supply of women prostitutes there was even a case of a group of women in London who reported their 'pimp' to the police because he didn't find enough customers.

k said...

5) civilian, especially females, joining the US Army, etc. "The department of veterans affairs, meanwhile, released an independent study estimating that one in three women had experience of military sexual trauma while on active service. That is double the rate for civilians, which is one in six, according to the US department of justice."

"With the beginning of the Restricted Reporting option in 2005, reports by Service
member victims the following year increased by nearly 30 percent. Except for a small
decrease in FY10, Service member victim reports have grown steadily."

Anonymous said...

Prostitution is always a booming business. And I'd say demand only increases in harsher economic times when life becomes alot more stressful.

In that environment sex is in high demand as the drug of choice, which means higher prices and more financial incentive for people to prostitute women.

One thing to understand is that the demand for sex is far far far higher than the supply of women willing to have sex for money. This is clear in places where brothels are legal. In Australia a inner city brothel women charge $450 an hour.

From a criminal perspective a woman willing to have sex with men for money is a goldmine.

gaga said...

In London there is an oversupply of women to customers. Its said British women have given up the business due to the low prices paid by (legal) immigrants

Anonymous said...

Contrary to popular opinion this is the easiest problem for police to solve. The police in any city in the U.S. know who the prostitutes are and who most of the pimps are. The problem is that our politically correct society has focused on the "John" and not the prostitute or pimp. And that there is no money in fighting this for the police or the city. Every city in the U.S. spends about half of their resources fighting minor traffic violations and they do this for one reason only; an income stream to the city. Imagine if they took every policeman off speed traps and put them into actual law enforcement!!!

j said...

Prostitution is not always a booming business. "According to George Flint, Director of the Nevada Brothel Owners' Association, revenue for the 25 businesses in his membership organization is down by as much as 45 percent. The reason: Sex for money may be recession resistant but it's not recession proof."


Anonymous said...

Ferfal you couldn't have picked a sadder picture. That's pretty much the face of sexual exploitation.

Anonymous said...

lol, just because legal brothels are less popular doesn't mean prostitution is less popular, it's just gone illegal where it's cheaper and immigrants are used.

Also the most effective legislation on prostitution has been a complete focus on 'johns' by making soliciting a prostitute illegal, but prostitution legal. The prostitute gets help the john goes to jail.

That's the future of prostitution legislation. And I think it's great. A prostitute will then be appreciated much more by johns and pimps will be a thing of the past.