- 82.1% of victims in sex trafficking incidents were identified as United States citizens.
- Roughly 100 girls in Georgia are sexually exploited each night.
- 42% of men who buy sex either pursue young girls or are willing to ignore the signals that the woman they are about to engage in sexual intercourse with are adolescents.
- 12,400 men purchase sex with young women in a given month.
These statistics, provided by the student newspaper of Georgia State University, reveal the realities about child sex trafficking in Atlanta, GA that are unknown to many students and residents of the city.
" Blog Critics Culture" provides a cultural analyses on the evolution of child sex slavery since the 1900s until present day. For further information please select the link below.
A. Future. Not A Past (AFNAP) will host a free, community- wide town hall breakfast on Monday, December 12 at 7:30AM at North Avenue Presbyterian Church. This event will feature keynote speaker, Attorney General Sam Olen, followed by a panel discussion moderated by WABE’s Rose Scott as well as prominent leaders currently fighting to keep children safe across the state of Georgia and the entire United States.
Finally, AFNAP directors will present Georgia’s report card from the Shared Hope International Protected Innocence Initiative.
“This is one of five gang-related juvenile sex trafficking cases brought within the past year in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, according to the FBI.”
On November 9, 2011 cybercrime investigators arrested a man, Christopher Terenzi, due to his involvement in the sexual exploitation of children. After two weeks of planning the police tracked and arrested Terenzi in a quiet neighborhood off of Bouldercrest Way.
The implementation of this new unit has permitted the police to arrest more individuals in the past four weeks than in the past year. The Dekalb police are working towards searching social network sites and investigators are finding individuals that are connected to areas such as sex trafficking.
The local news followed this investigation and arrest. For additional commentary a video detailing this is located below.
The A Future. Not A Past (AFNAP) program, a campaign to stop the prostitution of children in Georgia within the Juvenile Justice Fund organization, conducted research on demand in relation to the prostitution of children in Georgia. This study revealed interesting facts about the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), such as…
- "7,200 men account for the 8,700 paid sex acts with adolescent females each month in Georgia."
- "28,000 men pay for sex with adolescent females each year in the state of Georgia."
- "The largest group of men who purchase sex with young females is found in the Northern Metropolitan Atlanta area, outside I-285 (42%)."
The overall mission of the CSEC demand study is to understand how such young girls become prostituted monthly across the state of Georgia. This study aims to find out who is buying sex from young adolescent girls, how many men participate in this act and how men go about purchasing sex.
Additional information on the CSEC study conducted by the A Future. Not A Past program can be found at:
"Every Month 400 children are sucked into sex trafficking here in Atlanta"