How Haitian Teens Will End Up in Your Online Porn

If you download a porn video six months from now, you might want to look out for the Haitian teen who’s in it. That’s because child predators are now descending upon Haiti in droves and smuggling children into the Dominican Republic to be used in prostitution and the production of pornography. But how exactly are underage Haitian teens going to end up in your porn?

In 2005, the world of Internet porn was suddenly flooded with photos and videos of young Thai, Indian, and Sri Lankan boys and girls. And it wasn’t because porn buyers suddenly decided that Asian children were the hot new thing. It was because the 2004 tsunami in those countries left millions of children homeless, orphaned, or otherwise vulnerable. And trafficking entrepreneurs saw a great opportunity to make money: pornography.

Child pornography is often more profitable than sex trafficking or sex tourism after a disaster. Why? Well, wealthy foreigners aren’t likely to travel to a disaster zone and locals probably don’t have the extra cash to be buying children for sex. So a trafficker’s options are to either transport the child somewhere else (like the U.S. or Europe), which can be risky and expensive, or make child pornography at home, which is cheap, makes a huge profit, and can be sold over the Internet. You can guess what the money-grubbing traffickers usually choose.

So that’s how the porn market got flooded with young Asians in 2005, and it’s how it will be flooded with young Haitians in 2010. Local authorities have already found a number of houses along the Haiti/DR border which are used to store children before smuggling them over the border and trafficking them into the porn industry. And children have already disappeared. Several advocacy groups already know where to start looking for those missing kids: in online porn.

How will you know if there is a Haitian child in that video you just paid $19.95 to download? The answer is, you won’t. Sure, some obvious child pornography will be made with pre-pubsecent children, but most traffickers will use 12-, 13-, and 14-year-olds who could pass adults. The traffickers will paint her with makeup and force her to smile, so that the Western men who buy the videos will never know she’s not a paid actress filming in L.A. They’ll never know she’s a slave.

And in the U.S., not knowing that your pornography was made with children or with slaves is no excuse.

Photo credit: Gargala

 

sourcce: http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/how_haitian_teens_will_end_up_in_your_online_porn

 

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  1. What’s interesting is that Australian authorities put a hold on the passports of known pedophiles after the tsunami occurred, to do their part in protecting young victims from further exploitation. I think this should be done by all countries when a huge disaster occurs somewhere in the world.

    Michelle Brock


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