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ATLANTA - Myles Frazier has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for the offenses of cyberstalking, enticement of a minor to engage in prostitution, and child pornography production. This defendant is the online sexual predator that so many parents fear. His year sentence is a critical step in achieving a measure of justice for the victims and their families. We would like to remind the community to be aware that people can pretend to be anyone online and to be extremely selective on what you share on the internet.
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Sarah Richardson, the philanthropic adviser at Wellspring Living and partner to Stop the Madness, affirmed that all funds donated from Stop the Madness directly impact the girls at Wellspring.
We can stop the madness. Your call to action. Traffickers use violence, threats, deception and other manipulative tactics to trap victims, reports Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth — especially vulnerable youth who are rejected by their families and experience homelessness.
Every month, 7, men purchase sex from a minor, ing for more than 8, sex acts. Spreading the message is far more important than you think.
Eliza, 17, is a junior at Marist High School who plays an active role in the student activist community. Even just raising awareness on your campus and looking out for flags anywhere you can, especially at the airport.
Another study by Georgia Cares claims that more than 90 percent of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking victims in Georgia were enrolled in school at the time of their exploitation. Moreover, although there is more to be done, teens who are sex-trafficking survivors have organizations and help available.
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Teens just like you are being kidnapped, harassed, forcibly addicted to drugs and sold — it could happen to anyone, anywhere, any time. Your. Accept your friends — and, in the case of parents, your kids — for who they are. The law has also failed these teens when they needed it most. In other countries, the drops to age 3. Girls as young as 13 would be brought into juvenile court on prostitution charges, and the pimps who abused, harassed and sold them would be let off much more easily. In addition, though sex trafficking is more common with females, boys can be trafficked, too.
We just paved the way for you. While this may seem strange — how could a victim not know they are being trafficked? This story was published at VOXAtl.
Many places take volunteers 18 or older, but some like YouthSpark have internships and special volunteer opportunities. Of these homeless youth, 40 percent are LGBTQ, though they only make up 7 percent of the general population, according to the Polaris Project, a national nonprofit organization that fights sex trafficking.
Simple things like following s on social media and researching organizations to educate yourself go a long way. These young girls are being exploited — they are not prostitutes. Atlanta — home to many things: the Falcons, Coca-Cola, CNN — and one of the biggest hubs of sex trafficking nationwide.
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Atlanta is one of the biggest hubs of sex trafficking nationwide. To you, to your best friend, to your siblings, even in bright daylight: Walk with a friend instead of alone. Pimps often look for young teenagers to exploit, homeless girls and boys who walk the streets alone, usually approaching the teens within 48 hours of leaving home or being homeless. Lindsey Reina, a year-old junior at Marist High School and a friend of mine, started a nonprofit organization last year called Stop the Madness to fight human sex trafficking.
Sex trafficking: the illegal business of recruiting, harboring, transporting, obtaining or providing a person and especially a minor for the purpose of sex. They do not belong in jail. Federal law used to state that pimping a minor was a misdemeanor, not a felony. They have a house for older women and then for young girls. Featured photo illustrations by Eliza Griffin.
But how would they know that help is there? While you might have been at home watching Disney Channel, girls the same age as you were taken from their homes and families to an unimaginable life on the streets. When a victim is fed so many lies from a person they trust, even if that person has trafficked them, he or she will be reluctant to open up. It could be happening right next door, and you would have no idea. Swain and Hickson ed together in the early s to create a nonprofit now called YouthSpark to advocate for sexually trafficked minors and provide services for youth involved with Fulton County Juvenile Court.
Add to My List In My List By Eliza Griffin Sex trafficking: the illegal business of recruiting, harboring, transporting, obtaining or providing a person and especially a minor for the purpose of sex. According to The Schapiro Group, which conducted research on prostitution and sexual exploitation, 65 percent of men who purchase sex with female children in metro Atlanta live in suburban areas. Homeless LGBTQ teens, after being thrown out by family members and friends, sometimes are also rejected by prejudiced shelters. Volunteering, if possible, also makes a tremendous impact locally.
For more about the nonprofit VOX, visit www. So this is it. Hopefully, this will help tackle the huge problem in Atlanta and convict the pimps instead of the girls. It can be hard to understand what exactly sex trafficking is.
It is a problem we as a generation should start fixing. There are many ways. As a result, child abuse and pimping a minor could be classified as felonies and thus put the abusers behind bars.