3,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. through I-10 in El Paso each year. Half of them are children! Many of them are forced into labor and sex trafficking. Back in 2005, the Department of Justice gave a small task force a grant to combat sex trafficking here in the borderland. That grant has since dried up, but the task force is doing what they can with what little they have. “It is so difficult to find the victims,” said Virginia McCrimmon. She is the point of contact for the victims of human trafficking. “They are very much afraid, the threats that are used as a means of control,” she said.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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