Human Trafficking Awareness

PSA about Sex Trafficking of Minors

In case you were wondering:

  • It is NOT okay to obtain sex with a minor;
  • It is NOT okay to watch a video featuring someone else having sex with a minor;.

Sexually exploited youth are VICTIMS of commercial sexual exploitation or sex trafficking.

It is illegal both to offer and to obtain a child, and cause that child to engage in any kind of sexual activity in exchange for anything of value, whether it be money, goods, personal benefit, in-kind favors, or some other kind of benefit.” Citizen’s Guide to the U.S. Law on the Prostitution of Children

If you respond to an online ad with the intention of obtaining sex, and you have a gut-check that the person is a minor, you need to know:

  • According to U.S. Law, the minor IS BEING TRAFFICKED;
  • If you have sex with the minor, even though you paid for it, you are committing a FEDERAL CRIME;
  • The MINIMUM sentence for obtaining sex with a minor is 10 years in prison (15 years if they were under the age of 14);
  • For more info: Citizen’s Guide to the U.S. Law on the Prostitution of Children

Rather than go through with your plans, do this instead:

  1. Call the National Human Trafficking hotline number and let them know what just happened. You can remain anonymous. Call Now: 1-888-373-7888 
  2. Then, would you consider reading through this article about sexual desperation. You are not alone in your fight.

Did you know?
When you watch pornography featuring sex with a minor, that child was sexually exploited for your entertainment. Whoever made the film has committed a FEDERAL CRIME. Do you really want to be a part of exploitation of children? Children cannot consent to sexual activities. They are too young. It’s a crime, and it’s not okay to watch.

The best way to fight sex trafficking is to stop the demand. You can help.

#raisingawareness #humantrafficking #stopthedemand

About the author: thezwomann

Laura Zielke is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura currently serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations: Triad Ladder of Hope (fighting human trafficking) and Shield Your Faith (apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 20 years have one 14-year old son who is in the 9th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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  1. Mihaela Echols - April 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm Reply

    Thank you for writing this. This needs to be addressed and made aware!

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