There are over 4.5 Million children, some as young as 18 months old, who are being held and traded as modern day slaves for sex.
This is REAL life and it is happening IN YOUR TOWN...and Americans don't care.
I-20 in Alabama, which runs right through my hometown, is known as a "trafficking super highway", where children are transported between cities including Birmingham and Atlanta for the sole purpose of being sold for sex, multiple times a day. They are often starved, drugged and tortured to break them and make them believe that they are truly trapped and there is no way out.
You want proof? There are less than 600 beds available NATIONWIDE for children who are victims of the sex trade, however…we have over 13,000 animal shelters.
These children are:
- Forced into prostitution and pornography.
- Performing sex acts for up to 20 grown men a day.
- Drugged and beaten into submission.
- Sold online like property.
- Forced to turn tricks for money, but don’t get to keep any of it.
- Raped and tortured to make money for their "owners."
Some of them were sold (or pimped) by their parents in exchange for a TV...or just because they couldn't feed them.
When the girls get pregnant, they are forced into an abortion, and then ordered to have sex five to ten more times that same day. If they try to escape, or fail to meet their nightly quota, they risk being beaten, tortured, or killed. Sometimes, they are forced to watch another child be tortured in their place.
THESE ARE CHILDREN!!
The average age for prostitutes is 12 years old, and it is getting LOWER as the number of pedophiles grows.
Can you IMAGINE that??
People think this kind of thing only happens in Asia, but this is a PROBLEM WITHOUT BORDERS. And it’s happening in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD...RIGHT NOW!
Last year, over 2,500 cases involving trafficked CHILDREN were reported in the United States alone. That's up 846% since 2010.
At any given moment, there are at least 100,000 children being sold for sex here in the "Land of the Free." Some of them are being shipped in from other countries, but one out of six missing American children is likely a victim of the sex trade.
Did you know that the biggest sex trafficking event of the year is the SUPER BOWL?!
What if this was YOUR son or daughter? Your brother or sister? WHAT WOULD YOU PAY FOR THEIR FREEDOM?
Child sex trafficking is the fastest-growing "business" in the world, behind drugs and weapons. Drugs and weapons can only be sold once, but a child can be sold for sex SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. It’s a $10 BILLION business in the U.S. alone!
THIS IS VILE!!
Do you want to know who the BUYERS are? Celebrities... politicians... pastors... rich executives... college students... welfare recipients... young people... old people... EVERY creed... EVERY color... EVERY religion. Maybe someone in your neighborhood.
And up to 90% of the victims are never discovered because they are silenced by their captors...or even by their parents.
IT'S TIME TO RESCUE THESE CHILDREN!
King’s Ransom Foundation is partnering with organizations across America and beyond to rescue trafficked children. We call it "RESCUE 1000."
1,000 kids are being rescued out of a life of captivity and abuse, getting them to hidden safe houses, where they can get free of the drugs and the nightmares. They get to heal, and learn what it means to be a child, to be loved, to be free.
The real problem is simple: APATHY. PEOPLE DON'T CARE. And sometimes, they simply don't know. But now, YOU DO.
Americans largely care more about stray animals than they do about suffering children.
So, in addition to caring for stray animals, WHY NOT provide these children shelter, food, clothing, abuse counseling, and an education, which ONLY costs an AN AVERAGE OF $14 PER DAY...you spend more than that on LUNCH!
I know this is overwhelming and it feels like there is nothing you can do. I felt this way when I first heard about this world that I wish never existed. But! I can pray, and I can send my dollars to help those who are really making a difference and getting these children FREED and cared for!
Will you help?