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Oh God, how we must hurt your heart the way we have allowed young people to be treated. Be with them in their dark, lonely place. Show us how we can intercede and take action.

Approximately 800,000 children go missing in the United States every year, and many of them end up in the hands of sex traffickers. After you read what I have to share with you, I guarantee you will start watching your children much more carefully when they are in public. Earlier today, I received an email from one of my readers encouraging me to check out John W. Whitehead’s latest article. So I did, and I was absolutely horrified by what I learned.

In America today, authorities believe that the number of under-age sex workers is somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000. Those children are purchased millions of times a yearand it has become a $9.5 billion industry. Every major city in the U.S. has a problem with child slavery, but there are certain areas (such as Washington, D.C.) that have become central hubs. This is a major national crisis, and yet for some reason, very few members of Congress are making this issue a priority.

Lately, I have been writing a lot about how America has become a completely lawless nation, and this is a perfect example. According to Whitehead, some of the children being bought and sold are as young as 9 years old:

Children, young girls—some as young as 9 years old—are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.

This is America’s dirty little secret.

Sex trafficking—especially when it comes to the buying and selling of young girls—has become big business in America, the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.

As investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins notes, “It’s become more lucrative and much safer to sell malleable teens than drugs or guns. A pound of heroin or an AK-47 can be retailed once, but a young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a day—and a ‘righteous’ pimp confiscates 100 percent of her earnings.”

With all of the law enforcement resources at our disposal, our nation could destroy this industry if it really wanted to do so.

In his article, Whitehead says a single child “might be raped by 6,000 men during a five-year period of servitude.”

Just one child.

And since there are at least 100,000 child slaves in the United States today, we are talking about potentially millions of men committing acts of evil so horrific that they should immediately be given the death penalty.

Once a nation has fallen this low, how can it ever recover?

In one federal case, a child slave testified that “she was forced to have sex with as many as 20 men a night”:

As David McSwane recounts in a chilling piece for the Herald-Tribune: “In Oakland Park, an industrial Fort Lauderdale suburb, federal agents in 2011 encountered a brothel operated by a married couple. Inside ‘The Boom Boom Room,’ as it was known, customers paid a fee and were given a condom and a timer and left alone with one of the brothel’s eight teenagers, children as young as 13. A 16-year-old foster child testified that he acted as security, while a 17-year-old girl told a federal judge she was forced to have sex with as many as 20 men a night.”

This sort of evil is taking place every night in America, and it should be eradicated.

But our national leaders don’t seem too interested in making that happen.

Every single day, young girls are being abducted and forced into slavery. They are sold to men for as little as $25, and their pimps make up to $200,000 per child every year.

Of course, many of the children forced into such a lifestyle don’t live very long. According to Whitehead, the average life expectancy for these victims is just seven years:

Those being sold for sex have an average life expectancy of seven years, and those years are a living nightmare of endless rape, forced drugging, humiliation, degradation, threats, disease, pregnancies, abortions, miscarriages, torture, pain, and always the constant fear of being killed or, worse, having those you love hurt or killed.

Stopping this horror should be right at the top of the list of our national priorities, and yet I rarely hear any politician even mention this crisis.

And even if we put an end to all sex trafficking, we would still have a massive national child abuse problem to deal with.

The following numbers come from the National Center for Victims of Crime:

  • 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse;
  • Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident;
  • During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
  • Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of U.S. youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
  • Children are most vulnerable to CSA between the ages of 7 and 13.

We have now raised several generations of Americans that have absolutely no moral foundation, and so we shouldn’t be surprised that evil is multiplying all around us. If America is going to have any sort of a positive future, we must turn from lawlessness, but instead, our nation continues to run away from God very rapidly. A political solution is not going to solve the problems that I have talked about in this article. What we really need is a spiritual revolution, and we need it as soon as possible.

(Excerpted from Charisma, Michael Snyder writing.)

 

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Karen Secrest
May 16, 2019

I’ve been praying about this for 20 years. When I mention it, most think I must be mistaken. Much like Holocaust victims. It didn’t happen.

Heather Susuras
May 14, 2019

Lord Jesus,

Avenge these innocent children along with the unborn who are also at risk. The enemy is after God’s seed as he has been from the beginning. Pour out your spirit, your breath of life and healing on those here and those yet to come. The gates of hell shall not prevail against your church.

Stones Cry
May 13, 2019

“But our national leaders don’t seem too interested in making that happen.“ There is a reason why you titled this “AMERICA’S Dirty Little Secret,” because Americans of every kind across all races, religions, incomes, and professions, including those who make and keep our laws, are involved in the perpetration of this crime. There are sex trafficking rings at the highest levels of our government. I speak as a survivor, trying always to help people understand that this is not an “other” problem – that this is not just happening to kids in foster care or or other typically vulnerable populations. I challenge every American to consider that they most likely know both a victim and a perpetrator of this crime with few exceptions. Prayer IS the answer, and so is repentance as we all consider every little way we participate in the culture that allows this to thrive under our very noses. My survivor friends and I have been praying long for truth, and for those involved to be exposed. We have seen the beginnings of these prayers being answered through the reckoning that is beginning to move through our culture, starting with Hollywood, moving through organized sports, and now Christian churches. We cry out for the full reckoning to come to every sphere of society, and for every deception and evil to be exposed. “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never failing stream.” Amos 5:24. For words to pray about this issue, this may be helpful: https://stonescry.wordpress.com/words-to-pray/

Marcella
May 13, 2019

Thank you for bringing this to the attention of our precious prayer warriors!!!

Let’s be diligent to take this monster out as we appeal to the God of Angel Armies!

Merilee DuFrene
May 13, 2019

and call our senators! Faith without WORKS think what would happen if they
were bombarded.

Jana D.
May 9, 2019

All so true. Heartbreaking. We need to have solemn assemblies about this and repent, repent, repent like Daniel did in Daniel 9.

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