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Slavery Isn't Dead

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Slavery Isn't Dead

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Slavery, in many forms, has been around for millennia. One of the biggest forms of slavery nowadays is sex slavery, usually with its roots in sex trafficking: the trading of humans for the purpose of sexual slavery.

Sex trafficking is very prominent in the United States; so much so that it is a billion dollar industry.

Whereas there are some laws to help decrease sex crime against children, such as Halloween restrictions in many states, and other laws enforcing a sex offender registry, hundreds of thousands of kids are at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking every year. But there are people actively fighting this form of modern slavery.

How do people become slaves and why is this happening?

There are many ways in which children become sex slaves. Some are kidnapped, some are coerced by false modeling offers or by family members, and many are exploited through the internet, which is the number one platform for buying and selling sex slaves.

Even with efforts of putting an end to trafficking, nothing can stop it unless the demand for it goes away. A Dutch organization, Terre des Hommes, created an animated 10-year-old girl named Sweetie in what was referenced as Project Sweetie. Over a ten week period, this project identified over 1000 adults from 71 countries willing to pay Sweetie to perform sex acts via Webcam; over 20,000 people attempted to contact Sweetie through a chatroom in the same time frame. Without a change in the current demand worldwide for sex slaves it will remain impossible to eradicate this horrendous industry.

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