Children don't wake up one morning and decide they will be prostitutes... THEY'RE FORCED INTO IT!
The "SomeonesChild" Program was created to prevent the commercial and sexual exploitation of children and young women worldwide through empowerment, community outreach, training and collaborative approaches by partnering with professional organizations on a global level. We provide information and resources that will educate the public about the devastating realities of sex trafficking and how to identify victims of forced labor or sexual exploitation.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation. Anyone can be a victim: children, women, and men from any background.
As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking, include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, ad anyone forced into different forms of "labor services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will.
2.2 million children are sold into the slave trade every year.
Human trafficking is a $32 billion industry affecting 161 countries worldwide. According to the National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America's Prostituted Children, "children exploited through prostitution report they typically are given a quota by their trafficker/pimp of 10 to 15 buyers per night. Utilizing a conservative estimate, a domestic minor sex-trafficking victim would be raped by 6,000 buyers during the course of her victimization through prostitution."
If you believe you are a victim of human trafficking or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, please contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline at 1-888-373-7888.Hotline Call Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to take reports from anyone in the country related to potential trafficking victims, suspicious behaviors, and/or locations where trafficking is suspected to occur. All reports are confidential. Interpreters are available.
Children under 18 cannot under ANY circumstances consent to commercial sexual exploitation. Sometimes they are considered "Child Prostitutes". These children are not child prostitutes because they are "exploited children".
The McMullen Opportunity Center is registered with the State of Florida under the Charities Solicitation Act, Chapter 496. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the State at 1-800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. Our Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services registration number is CH37694.