Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, September 15, 2010 [open pdf - 8MB]
From the testimony of Carolyn B. Maloney: "As co-chair of the Human Trafficking Caucus, I have been working in a bipartisan way on these issues with Representative Chris Smith and many others for many years, and today's hearing is an important opportunity to educate people about the reality of the trade in human lives and work toward its elimination. Sex trafficking is the slavery of the 21st century. Human trafficking is a $10 billion industry worldwide. It is the third largest organized crime ring in history, preceded only by drugs and guns. But unlike drugs and guns which can be sold only once, the human body can be sold over and over and over again until it is destroyed. Too many people believe that child sex trafficking is a problem only in foreign countries, but experts estimate that a minimum of a 100,000 children in the U.S., most of whom are American citizens, are exploited through commercial sex every year." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Scott, Louie Gohmert, Mike Quigley, Jackie Speier, Ted Poe, Christopher H. Smith, Linda Smith, Francey Hakes, Nicholas A. Sensley, Ernie Allen, Tina Frundt, Suzanna Tiapula, Deborah Richardson, William Powell, and Elizabeth L. McDougall.
Serial No. 111-146
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