Sex Slavery (white slavery) among Children in the U.S.

I read a lot of news, I watch a lot of news shows and one story seems unusually silent, suspiciously silent and that story is the epidemic of human trafficking also called white slavery in the United States. The few stories that I have read lay the blame at the feet of high level officials (usually unnamed) who are covering up this story.

I have to say it haunts me. I think about it day and night. I think about the children and even toddlers and babies who are kidnapped and sold into prostitution and then, more often than not, killed after their usefulness has been fulfilled. What is driving this business are three things: money, the Internet and secrecy. Lots and lots of money is involved, it is a billion-dollar industry.

Now most of us, when we have heard of White Slavery think of places like India or China or maybe Eastern Europe, seldom do we think of Omaha Nebraska or Iowa or Minnesota. And yet some of these places have been the centers of child prostitution.

I recently read a story about a young boy who was kidnapped at the age of 12 while doing his paper route in 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa. His name was Johnny Gosch. His mother tried to get the local police to investigate, they refused. She went to the FBI, they also did nothing. Eventually, she even went to the governor of Iowa, he too did nothing. She finally had to hire her own private investigator in order to try to find out what happened to her son. She did have a modicum of success with the press, although they too were threatened and pulled stories that were set to air. One day over 10 years later after she had told her story on a TV show, two young men knocked on her door late at night. She opened the door and there stood her son. He met with her for over 2 hours. He told her what happened to him, that he had been taken by a pedophile ring and forced into sex slavery, he told her that he had to go back otherwise they would find him and her and kill them both. He told her that this was huge and infiltrated every level of government including the White House. He told her that some children were used in snuff films, satanic rituals and that they had auctions where some of the children were sold to the highest bidder. She never saw her son again.

There has never been a high level prosecution in this area nor has there has ever been a “task force” to address this area. Our leaders like Barney Frank have been caught with under-aged children and he is still in office! It seems like the news carries reports about new atrocities within the Catholic church every single day. People, who talk about it, try to do something about it or even interview people involved somehow end up dead under unusual circumstances. The most recent was Representative Nancy Schaefer who was found dead along with her husband. She was investigating child sex rings, a coincidence? The book "The Franklin Cover-Up" talked about it and the movie "Conspiracy of Silence" showed what happened but that movie was pulled from the air 20 minutes before airing under suspicious circumstances. I have to say I’m a little nervous even writing this post. But, one thing that I can do, the only thing I can do is to write about it, talk about it and try to raise awareness that this is going on in our midst. Someone once said that all it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing. I can’t think of a more true statement when it comes to saving our children, your children from the horrors of White Slavery. Look at your child when you go to bed tonight and think about them, think about what kind of living hell they would live if something like this should happen to them. These children that were abducted are no different from your children. We must shake the horror of this epidemic, get mad and take action. I hope this haunts you like it haunts me, maybe then something will be done about it.

God help us.

Johnny Gosch

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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

A guy in Nashville told me some things similar to your hub. He talked of a child prostiution ring and of a Federal Judge who liked "young" teenage girls. I have no idea if he was telling the truth or not but he did sound convincing at the time. If such a thing is true....the perpitraitors should be exterminated period, no matter what level they are in life.

Evil people who hurt children should not be allowed another breath, period.


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Brie Hoffman 7 years ago from Manhattan Author

This is what I've read over and over and over again.


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Check out "Bohemian Grove" on the net. It is where the powerful and wealthy meet and have a simulated sacrafice of a young boy. It is chilling.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Well written and informative Hub...Thank you

Pedophilia is bad enough when practised by individuals...the thought of an organized and protected pedophilia is both frightening and disheartening...Frightening, because it could be so prolific, and disheartening because our trust in Law has been compromised...

There must be a special place in hell for these disgusting creatures...and a special place in heaven for those precious children....Larry


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majicat 7 years ago

Exterminated, yes. some would think "where is the compassion in that?" The compassion is for the future victims. A wise man once wrote, "If sentence for an evil work is not brought about speedily, the hearts of men are set in them to do evil" This is a crime that reverberates in the lives of the victims, the victims families, and society as a whole. Some victims become perpetrators themselves, or continue to be victims. Some, happily recover and can speak about the abuse without fear of further injury, (their lives however, permanently altered). It is an unspeakable crime, one that most people do not want to be aware of, but awareness of it is the only way to get this out of the world

thank you for your courage to post this.


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Brie Hoffman 7 years ago from Manhattan Author

I can't help but think that the end of our society must be near for something like this to be happening in our midst.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

Crimes against children are more than horrific and its completely sad how this continues to happen all over the world. As a mother these types of stories haunt me. Great posting on information that needs to be heard.


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Brie Hoffman 7 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thanks, I just keep praying for these kids and for a way to stop it.


Devin 7 years ago

But the problem is that it has been in the world since forever. Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Jerusilum, everywhere. No, it's not right in ANY way. It's NON-CONDONABLE, but saying that it will be the downfall of society is a little harsh. There's no way to stop it without violence. Talking isn't going to help and neither will protesting.


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Brie Hoffman 7 years ago from Manhattan Author

There are organizations that help, it's better than nothing. I suppose by saying that nothing can be done, it's a way of easing the conscience by doing nothing.


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Kebennett1 7 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

The US unfortunatly is no different than other nations when it comes to sex crimes. The only difference is our country tries to cover it up, while other countries don't any more. It is sick. God Bless our children and Damn those who hurt them.


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Brie Hoffman 7 years ago from Manhattan Author

Kebennett1, thanks for the comment, I agree completely.


air major-sky pilot 7 years ago

dear brie,

there are many prayers offered for the innocent

i propose prosecution for the complicitous. deeds in time and space are / can be found-out. discreet response to earnest desire...friends can help.


foreignpress 6 years ago from Denver

I knew there was child prostitution in the U.S. but never realized it was this huge. What's even more alarming is that national anti-prostitution groups have not tried to intervene. I can't imagine being threatened with death for NOT returning for more sexual abuse. That law enforcement and high-ranking politicians won't get involved is surreal. This is worthy of a documentary (which is the business I'm in). I'd like more information.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

To Everyone who has commented in the last 2 months: For some reason my email notification was off so I wasn't notified when you wrote your comments. Thanks for commenting and I'm sorry I wasn't able to respond in a timely manner.

There are some documentaries out there...watch "Conspiracy of Silence".


Cathy P 6 years ago

Watching the Conspiracy of Silence made me both angry and sad. How this could have happened is an outrage. The wealthy and powerful should not get away with this. Unfortunately that is what happened. I feel for the many victims and their families. I will pass along to anyone who will listen to watch this video. All involved will be in my prayers.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thanks Cathy P, that's all we can do is to try and tell people what is really going on.


C. Stevens 6 years ago

Remember, even in prison, where every man has his demons, the one thing that is absolutely never tolerated, is child abuse or molestation. Don't let the man with the murder sentence find out that you touch children.. He might wanna touch you.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

True, I just don't think that they should be let out after a couple of years or even a lifetime like the Chelsea murderer in California recently.


carl 6 years ago

why dont someone see or know more about this???


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Because these people are very powerful and if someone does try to do something they kill them.


Cheryl Angle 6 years ago

Thank you for raising awareness about this modern scourge of slavery. I appreciate the work done by Linda Smith for her nonprofit, Shared Hope. Through their work our Seattle police department has been trained to identify trafficking, and not to arrest juveniles as "prostitutes". I, too, want exposure and ostracism of adults who use juveniles in any way. There is power in numbers, and more citizens must take note of this issue, write their local officials, donate to a related cause of choice, and speak out on blogs, in letters to the editors, and to help people understand the majority CAN DO something about this.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

The laws need to be changed, too many pedophiles serve prison sentences and then are let out to commit more crimes. The laws need to be harsher...that's what needs to be done. It's a terrible problem because they take these kids and then make them the perps.. God help us.

I volunteered for Shared Hope when I lived in Portland Oregon, she is a saint!


not_bob_slc 6 years ago

Although I agree with your post that it is going on I must argue about the often repeated stupidity that it is somehow related to satanic rituals and that is also caused by the internet or even a new development.

Evil has flourished within mankind regardless of the tools, the times or the people.


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jjmyles 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Thank you for this article. You are brave to confront this issue which is such a filthy dirty horrific testament of the wickedness that runs rampant in this world.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

I don't think I am brave, just appalled at the wickedness in my midst. Thanks for writing.


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Sundy Goodnight 6 years ago from New York

It's truly sad how abundant child trafficking is and that government officials are turning a blind eye most of the time. Thank you for taking the time to write this hub and getting the word out about how horrible this problem is. The more people that know about child trafficking the more that can be done about it and more children protected.


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

The government is involved...did you see all the videos I have on this hub?


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rescueachild 6 years ago from San Jose, Ca

I am a survivor of child sex trafficking. I was only 3-7. I was in a government facility and it was covered up. I miraculously survived. Some of my friends (there were over 40 of us I counted) weren't so lucky. The satanic pornography that was made is still in circulation today.

FYI: I know for a fact the government is involved in child sex trafficking and children go missing everyday and it is NOT reported in the news!


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

rescueachild...thanks for writing to me. I would like to talk to you further about your experiences. I will write to you.

I hope you are taking precautions as you are probably aware that there are people out there that would like for you to go away.

I'm glad you survived.


tvtech 6 years ago

Thanks for this info Brie. This is the most elaborate interview I have found with Noreen. I have spoken to her briefly a couple of times. I would like for you to contact me concerning another possibility. Take care,

Hosannafreedom.org


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Will do.


tvtech 6 years ago

My apologies Brie, my email was not 'verified" at the time of posting. Hopefully it is good now. Thanks


Not Justice for All 6 years ago

Child porn is out of control in Nashville and nothing is being done about it. Two of my young family members are involved in it. It was reported to police and CPS, but nothing was done to help the children. How do these children get rescued?


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Funny that you should write to me because I was just thinking about this last night. The problem is so widespread and so many officials are involved I don't know what the answer is...if I were you I would start by getting a prayer group together to pray for this problem alone and to pray to God for direction.


tvtech 6 years ago

The Home Foundation is based out of Nashville. They may have some contacts to help

http://www.thehomefoundation.net/

Also, ICE will get involved if it is internet porn.


Lola 6 years ago

Where are these "wide spread" numbers coming from? Are they from a valid source? This issue stays out of the lime light because there are few facts out there that actually support this notion that there is "wide spread" trafficking of children going on.

Don't get me wrong, I know it exists, but to the extent that its being pumped up to, I highly doubt it. Start doing some actual digging. Children deserve every ounce of our protection, but we cant expect to be able to give it to them if were chasing wild gooses all over the place now can we!

The best thing anyone can do to protect their children is to spend time with them teaching them about the world and themselves. Not passionately commenting on an article?!?


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

Lola: There are thousands of kids that just disappear every year in foster care, they are never even sought after. The reason you and I don't hear about them is that many of them are killed.


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cindyvine 6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I remember seeing a movie a couple of years ago which dealt with this issue. there are so many sickos out there!


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

It's one of the most lucrative businesses out there.


idrathernotsay 6 years ago

Id end up in prison for life if I had a gun and found such a thing


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Brie Hoffman 6 years ago from Manhattan Author

me too


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Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

Show her this article, that might help.


wanda0810 5 years ago

Thank you,I posted it on facebook but I know that won't help.I try to get her to watch the stuff I see on TV but she all ways say's she's busy. She doesn't like those kind of shows.I'm hoping one of her friends on F/B will see it and try to get her to wake up.Thanks for you input and getting back to me. I'll keep you posted and let you know how it turns out.


Dancingeyes 5 years ago

There are things that need to be accomplished with complete

speed and accuracy. In prisons all people connected with sex crimes in any form should be swiftly eliminated by other inmates. The people that are free that are involved in sex crimes involving children should be eliminated swiftly by people that can make the child molesters/murderers disappear permanently.


Dancingeyes  5 years ago

I posted a comment.

its not here.


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Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan Author

I think there is a glitch in the comments..it's taking forever for me to be notified when I get them. I just approved one..is that the one you were talking about?


shannon 4 years ago

i would rather my child die quickly than to be put thru a hell like this. h


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

I understand, I agree. We live among monsters.


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WarrioressRising 4 years ago from Kansas

We definitely need to have extensive undercover sting operations in the area of child abuses. I have walked my children to school or seen them off to get on the city bus for all their school years and I have been amazed at mothers that send little first graders out in the morning to walk blocks to school alone. Back in the 60's we did walk alone to school, but today it is just too dangerous. I do think that laws need to be set in these areas but it will be a long road to getting the best plan of safety in place for the protection of our children. I've read articles like these from all over the world. I grew up in a mail order bride town and went to school with many mail order brides, Asian girls, and they had many tails of abuse, and bruises to prove it. But in that time if you called the police, the abuser could only be arrested if his wife signed the complaint against him. These young girls were to afraid to do this. This law had to change in order to help women in need. The women's movement did get this law changed. How we will effect a change in the area of child abuse is to be found in education on the subject first and action to protect your own children and grandchildren starting with parents and teachers at the grass roots level, as our government leaders and the media seem to be only interested in high profile cases.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

The media usually covers up the abuse and the higher it goes the more they cover it up. There are many pedophiles in high levels of government.


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WarrioressRising 4 years ago from Kansas

The media covers high profile cases but the law lets the abusers get by with a slap on the wrist. Money buys protection for abusers I know. Hi profile cases bring much notoriety for up and coming lawyers, but it takes a mountain of plaintiffs to get any thing done at my level- the nine to five, more often than not, nine to nine minimum wage earning level, you know, the hard working class that supports everything above it. I have worked with children, my own and foster kids, and the system at our level continues to put children in harms way in favor of the natural parents rights. I have had abusive parents mock me because they know they will get their children back after doing a few months of counseling in which they are well rehearsed, they pass with flying colors only to go back and abuse again, while the child concerned looses all sense of hope. I do believe we must put our efforts into community shelters that do not let the children down.

There must be something that can work.


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

The Dutroux Affair was high profile and no one has ever heard of it. Also, the Franklin Cover Up was all the way up to the White House and again n'ar a peep out of the press.


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Shiningstar4u2c 4 years ago from Hilton Head Island

Brie, I am so thankful you have the courage to write this. may God Bless You. Do not fear, because most will count this as just nonsense and not true. Now if you had a camera and film footage of this in real life you would be in danger. We must pray diligently for God to bring an end to this and to save the innocent children we have.

But Brie it is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. There are untold unimaginable horrors on the way to this wicked wicked world. The Bible speaks of the Great Tribulation to come that it will be a time like no other time in the history of this earth. Not just the wrath of God but what will be revealed as to the hidden Mind and world of Satan Himself and those He hides within. lets hold these children up in prayer, but I am sorry to tell you as you know, but wickedness is and will continue to increase rapidly as the Great Tribulation approaches. Thanks for your time and courage!


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Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan Author

Thanks for the reminder Shiningstar4u2c.


Smith 2 years ago

The Death Penality for Statatory rape and white slavery in America, must set the example, Burn these Bastards.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

My comment disappeared..sigh. I was saying, I have written about this often. Portland, Oregon, 100 miles from where I write this, is number two in the nation in sex trafficking, and they have two full-time cops handling it all....two! Until awareness is raised drastically, this will continue, and that saddens me greatly.


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Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan Author

Hi Billy: Actually two comments came through so I deleted the duplicate. I believe that this whole issue is huge and that there is a huge cover-up and that is why there is so little funding. If you watch some of the videos on this page you might come to the same conclusion. We live in a very wicked world..we just don't know it most of the time.


anonymous 14 months ago

Lady, I was one of the children who was abused by these same men. They call themselves the Illuminati and Church of Satan. A man named Daniel is one of the worst; he holds the rank of High Priest of Satan, dresses in a red robe, and loves to torture and molest and sometimes even murder young boys. He molested me from the time I was 12 till I was 14. Daniel was one of the two men who kidnapped Etan Patz; the current guy, a man named P. Hernandez, I believe was the Spanish guy who was Daniel's friend. I was forced to lure the boy away (I was 14 at the time, terrified of Daniel. He correctly assumed that another kid would more easily lure the boy off.) Etan went home with Hernandez, while Daniel drove me home before I was missed. It was the last time I ever saw him. That night on the news they told the story of this six year old boy who disappeared, and he was on milk cartons as well. I was too terrified to talk about it. Daniel was born July 5, 1945, is 5'4" tall, has green eyes, and dark hair, and wears glasses. He did prison time from 1990 till 2000, but they never knew about his murders and so let him go at the end of his sentence. He is behind the Omaha child porn ring and much more. The Irish mob and others connected with this group are making a fortune off of the kids, and the pictures they took of us all. To this day, I think the Satanism was an excuse to take drugs and have sex with us kids. --Anonymous and Still Scared


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Brie Hoffman 14 months ago from Manhattan Author

Annonymous, would you write to me at the email provided by Hubpages in the upper right hand corner.

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