Many people live in realm of "ignorant bliss." Sure the world has some kinks and quirks but nothing to horrific...right? WRONG!
Today one of the most horrific events of all is taking place...Modern day slavery.
We tend to think that slavery was abolished way back when and are blind to the fact that Modern Day Slavery is taking place all around us.
Little children are being sexually exploited and sold as sex slaves in brothels, by pimps and in some cases by their own parents. This is not just going on in distant foreign cuntries, this is happening right here in the U.S. Read the following article to get a glimpse of the horror of child-sex trafficking in the U.S.
This is an article from the Antelope Valley Press, November 16, 2009.
Authorities acting on tip continue se arch for missing girl
" Fayetteville, N.C. (AP)
- Authorities acted on a tip Sunday and searched a wide area in sounth-central North Carolina trying to find 5-year-old girl reported missing by her mother, who has been charged with human trafficking and child abuse involving prostitution.
Capt. Charles Kimble of the Fayetteville police department said several agencies spent the day looking for signs of Shaniya Davis between Spring Lake and Sanford, which are about 25 miles apart. Kimble would not elaborate on what information officers had recieved. They suspended the search at dark. The area included woods and some homes, police said.
"We're following up on a tip. It seems to be good, so we're out there looking," Kimble said.
The N.C. Highway patrol sent a helicopter to aid in the search , Lt. Everett Clendenin said. Shaniya hasn't been seen since Tuesday, when a surveillance camera recorded the man charged in her kidnapping carrying the girl into a hotel room.
Earlier Sunday, authorities arrested Antoinette Nicole Davis, Shaniya's mother. Police did not say whether the charges against Davis, which also included filing a false police report, were related to her daughter's disappearance, but The Fayetteville Observer reported that arrest records indicated they were.
According to arrest documents cited by the newspaper, Davis "knowingly provide(d) Shaniya Davis with the intent that she be held in sexual servitude" and she "permit(ted) an act of prostitution."
Shaniya had only been living with her mother since last month. Davis reported the girl missing Tuesday morning from a mobile home community in Fayetteville, and authorities began searching nearby wooded areas."
Please keep little Shaniya Davis in your prayers!
Terrible things like this are happening all over the U.S. and shouldn't be met with deaf ears and blind eyes. We can make a difference if we only take a stand.
Don't be silent, speak up for those who have no voice and be an advocate for the innocent.