January 31, 2017
Thank you Representative Boyer for exposing these horrible crimes in Arizona.
Our question to you: how many of these children are in your state’s foster care system? Would this be happening at this scale if children were not being taken away from their biological parents at such a high rate in the State of Arizona?
Investigators say child-pornography victims are getting younger, and the abuse is becoming more violent.
In Arizona, we know of 15,000 IP addresses (the Internet Protocol labels assigned to each computer device) belonging to people who own computers, cellphones and other electronic devices trading and downloading child porn.
A significant number of these videos and images consist of infants and young children being raped, tortured and sexually abused. Some of even include “how to” instructions on how a grown man can rape a 3-year-old and groom him or her for years of abuse.
Every one of these pictures and videos is a crime scene. But the vast majority of these leads will never be investigated, and most of these victims will not be rescued.
Paul Boyer serves Legislative District 20 (Phoenix and Glendale) in the Arizona House of Representatives.
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Underage girls most at risk of being sex trafficked at Super Bowl events
Efforts underway to combat human sex trafficking in Arizona ahead of the Super bowl in Glendale in 2015 are heating up because the sports event is one of the largest drivers of the sex-trade industry.
Unfortunately there hasn’t been much media attention on this issue, who seem more concerned over underinflated footballs than human trafficking victims.
The Super Bowl is an annual football game which is among the most-watched sports events in the world and draws tens of thousands of people to its host city. State attorneys generals in Texas and Indiana, where recent Super Bowls were held, and other experts, have said the event creates an ideal setting for traffickers because they easily can go unnoticed in the influx of people.
Over 400,000 men from all over the country, including small town and major cities are expected to attend the Super bowl event this year. They will all converge in Glendale and Phoenix during the event. The men who engage in such activities by the way are not your stereotypical male sex predators – they are your next door neighbors, fathers, husbands. Many hold positions of respect and responsibility within their communities back home, they represent all demographic types including school teachers, doctors, lawyers, coaches, paraprofessionals and executives of major corporations representing the fortune 500 top companies in America.
Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries. The United States is a main source and transit country, and is also considered one of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 U.S. States; anyone can be trafficked regardless of race, class, education, gender, age, or citizenship when forcefully coerced or enticed by false promises.
Human trafficking is a gross violation of human rights. It is the illegal trade in human…