Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Conference Call
If you want to learn even more about what you can do to help us end sex trafficking one victim at a time, join us for a free 30-minute conference call on Thursday, July 21 at 11:30 AM EST. We will be launching a new End Sex Trafficking initiative that includes our Freedom Teams. If you would like to be a part of a Freedom Team, go to www.endsextrafficking.com. For more information and to RSVP for the conference call, email kmontgomery@mercyministries.com.


In The News This Week - Innocence Lost
By J.D. Sumner, government reporter
Southwest Georgia is contributing to Atlanta’s child sex obsession. J.D. Sumner, government reporter

ALBANY, Ga. -- In Southwest Georgia, law enforcement officials say that there is a growing demand for child prostitution. A hunger that is being sated more frequently through the use of Internet websites and chat rooms.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards and his staff of prosecutors see firsthand the evil that exists on street corners throughout Dougherty County. And he says that there is growing evidence to show that a child sex trafficking problem usually associated with the urban landscape of Atlanta is finding demand for its seedy services in the communities that dot rural Georgia.

“There was a study done that showed that 7,200 men in Georgia each month were buying sex from persons online,” Edwards said. “Of those, 47 percent were willing to pay for sex with a child. That’s a sobering statistic.” According to the Governor’s Office of Children and Families, a 2010 study done by the Schapiro Group called “Adolescent Girls in Georgia’s Sex Trade: Tracking Study Results, Atlanta, Ga.,” 373 teenage girls were actively in the sex trade in Georgia in May 2010. The vast majority of those — 302 — were active online. The study suggests 33 were active in escort services, 31 in street activity and seven were working in major hotels.

Edwards says that the growing trend is for men in rural areas like Southwest Georgia to go online to use ad websites like Backpage to “order” prostitutes or to learn the locations of meeting places, brothels or massage parlors.

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