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I AM JANE DOE (VIDEO)

I was waiting to pick up my 15-year old daughter from track practice on an afternoon like any other. Minutes passed and then hours. I wondered where she was. Panic began to set in. My husband and I called the police, filed a missing person report, and started frantically searching for our baby girl. Only she was nowhere to be found. We were living every parent’s nightmare. 

When we recovered her 108 days later, we were so thankful to have found her alive. But then we found out the details. Our sweet girl had been bought and sold on the classified ads site, Backpage.com. She was repeatedly raped up to 15 times a day, all while hidden in plain sight on Backpage.com. A website making hundreds of millions of dollars a year off of human trafficking and exploitation of young girls.

Congress: Support the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act

Imagine a girl named Nita, who was 14 years old when she first met the man who forced her to sell sex.* She had just run away from her foster family to avoid sexual harassment from one of her foster relatives. So when she met a man who offered to take her back to her biological family in Florida, she accepted.

But when they arrived to Florida, he wouldn’t let her leave the hotel room he rented; instead, he forced her to earn money for him by engaging in commercial sex. After a few months, she was arrested for solicitation and selling drugs. After serving time in a juvenile detention center, she was sent back to her foster family, where she was sexually harassed again.

Two Delaware Airmen Charged With Sexually Abusing Runaway Girl

Posted: Apr 14, 2017 7:00 AM EDUpdated: Apr 14, 2017 7:00 AM EDTDOVER, Del. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have charged two airmen stationed at Dover Air Force Base with sexually abusing a teenage runaway they harbored on base.

Delaware Senate Bill 75 Would Put The Hammer On Pimps Who Use Craigslist And Backpage For Human Sex Trafficking

Delaware Senator Bryant Richardson and State Reps Helene Keeley and Mike Ramone brought forth legislation today that could curtail many activities with human sex trafficking in Delaware.  In a sense, it could severely limit the ability of pimps to use websites such as Craigslist or Backpage to pimp out their victims.  Senate Bill 75 would strengthen Delaware code by including key words such as “advertising”, “patronizing”, and “soliciting”.  This is going after those kind of websites.  This language is already written into federal law so it is adding to what should have already been in Delaware state code.

Traffickers Use Social Media to Target Victims

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Posting, liking, commenting and sharing social media posts has become part of daily life for many people, but those posts can turn into targets for sex traffickers.

“It takes 24 hours to traffic a kid from the time they meet them online. 24 hours,” Cathie Bledsoe, the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Youth Educator said.

Social media is designed to connect people, but it also makes it easier for predators to connect with their next victim.

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