Yes! This is what I like to see!
3 girls who have been missing for years rescued from human trafficking on super bowl sunday!
“In hotels and brothels, and via the Internet over a 10-day period ending Monday night, 314 “johns” were arrested and charged in a multi-state effort targeting sex traffickers.
“Large sporting events such as the Super Bowl bring out competitiveness in all of us — including, unfortunately, pimps and sex traffickers,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said in the release. “In the days leading up to and including Super Bowl Sunday, my office coordinated with 19 other law enforcement agencies from around the country to send a strong message that our communities refuse to tolerate the sale of human beings for sex.”
Dart and the sheriff’s office took the lead in coordinating the nationwide sweep as part of an ongoing effort to highlight the role of sex buyers as perpetrators while also providing support for prostitutes through its Human Trafficking Response Team, a sheriff’s office release said.
In total, 556 people were arrested during the sting, including 314 men for soliciting sex; 227 misdemeanor arrests including prostitution; two human trafficking arrests and five pimping arrests; three pandering arrests; four theft arrests; 10 possession/delivery of drugs arrests; 12 weapons charges.”
Yes! Lets keep praying that more women are rescued this weekend. I’ll be praying for the healing of these two women who have been raped daily since they were 16.
“The FBI and local authorities on Thursday made their first human trafficking-related apprehensions during Super Bowl week.
Two women, ages 21 and 19, were taken into custody after authorities perused websites offering escort and massage services in Indianapolis, finding similar ads with different pictures of women.
Police said the 21-year-old woman is from Cleveland and had been forced into prostitution at age 16.”
- Human beings are largely unaware that most prostitution is human trafficking. Most girls in brothels, on the streets, in seedy clubs, etc aren’t there by choice. Nearly 90% of the prostitute’s we’ve talked to all over the world told us they’d get out immediately if it weren’t for a pimp, owner, “boyfriend” or manager that was controlling them or watching them. The minority of women that we talked to that weren’t in brothels, on the streets or controlled by a pimp were using their bodies to get money for food (to feed their families, provide for themselves, etc). The glamorous side of prostitution that’s marketed in places like Las Vegas and Bangkok aren’t actually glamorous at all. Our team worked with a guy in South Africa this summer who used to traffic Thai girls into Johannesburg to work as prostitutes. He said “It began with a break in process. They’d get off the airplane, we’d tie them up to a toilet and several Nigerians would come in and rape them to prepare them for what their work would be like. After that, we’d throw them into the whole network of brothels, clubs and other venues where people paid for sex.”
- Participating in prostitution fuels human trafficking. Even if they haven’t been moved from country to country, someone owns them…and each time you pay, you’re perpetuating this stuff.