ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) – If being sold online as a prostitute isn’t troubling enough, imagine a mother’s shock to find her 14-year-old daughter being auctioned on the internet. She called investigator Chris Hayes to report — it’s not just her child. The mother is determined to do something about child sex trafficking. She found an attorney who thinks he’s found a way to squeeze the connection between young girls and men who want to abuse them.
Craigslist recently shut down its erotic ads. Now ‘johns’ can simply move to other online classifieds, like Backpage.com. That’s where a St. Louis County mother found her 14-year-old for sale after the daughter ran away from home. Mom recovered her daughter — who’s now changed forever.
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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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