A Justice Rebel wars for the rights of the defenseless, for children ravaged daily, used and defiled. We are Warriors, standing strong with fire coursing through our veins. We take on the battle strategically, as Rebels, but with honor. If injustice stands, we move it. We will not be denied.
Such a tough term to really understand, it seems so subjective. The definition is “conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural”. If you look it up in a thesaurus you find terms like “orderly, ordinary, routine”.
North Carolina’s House of Representatives last week proposed a bill that would inject tens of millions of dollars into the state’s efforts to help combat sex trafficking. N.C. House Bill 910 includes $50 million reserved for shelter and medical services for victims rescued from trafficking, as well as youth education and law enforcement training in the state.
You read or hear about it in the news: children sold for sex. Sting operations, arrests, recoveries. The language is vaguely familiar; you’ve heard it before. You’re relieved when the event is revealed to have happened in another neighborhood in the state, another city or town in the country. The news places distance between your family and the events in the story. You’d never think it’s happening in your neighborhood, but it probably is.
Her uncle was the first to rape her when she was just five. With hot tears streaming down her face, she told her daddy. He simply patted her on the head and sent her to bed. Later that night when it was dark, he had his friends over for cards. Her daddy came in and woke her up and she bounded down the stairs to the basement, propelled by her excitement to hang out with grown-ups.
No home is perfect. Kids in America run away from their homes every day, in every neighborhood, for all types of reasons. Some of these homes appear to be stable and supportive environments, while others clearly are not. According to Covenant House, a national resource for homeless kids, 1.7 million children in the U.S. run away or are forced to leave their homes each year.
Here at Justice61, we are striving to drive out the darkness of sex trafficking by rehabilitating victims who have fallen prey to this darkness. Our world is full of horrible events and evil people and looking around us, it is easy to identify.
The home where accused child sex trafficker Sean Travis Crumpler lived and housed the victims in the case September 22, 2015 in the 23000 block of East Hinsdale Place. Crumpler is accused of 12 counts related to child sex trafficking that includes two 16-year-old males who were living in the house with him. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
Federal authorities estimate there could be up to 2,000 child sex trafficking victims in Colorado and Wyoming, each of whom can make as much as $100,000 for a pimp.
In Colorado, the FBI’s Innocence Lost task force recently pointed to one man, Alex Brown as an example of why human trafficking must be stopped. CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger found him in jail and spoke to him and one of his victims.
On Thursday, a federal jury convicted Ronnie McCall, 60, of Johnson City on four counts related to the sexual exploitation of three of his daughters.
The counts include permitting a child in his custody and control to travel in interstate commerce to produce child pornography; production of child pornography; production of child pornography by a parent; and using a means of interstate commerce to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity (child rape under Tennessee law).