When a mother can’t take her 2 year old child to the playground without somebody grabbing her off a swing and trying to sodomize her, we have a problem.
“Much progress has been made over the past few decades in preventing, investigating, and prosecuting child exploitation crimes. But there is still work to be done. The Bureau of Justice Statistics once reported that 67 percent of all victims of sexual assault reported to law enforcement agencies were juveniles (under the age of 18); 34 percent of all victims were under age 12. These statistics are unacceptable and are especially frightening in light of the fact that most child sexual abuse goes unreported. It is for this reason we must remain vigilant in protecting the most vulnerable and innocent victims of crime, our children. As a father and grandfather, I can think of no more important role for law enforcement.”
Child sexual abuse is a horrific crime. As U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy said at a House Judiciary Hearing this week:
His voice broke as he said it. And if you watch an earlier clip of Ashton Kutcher testifying before Congress about his efforts to fight child sex trafficking, you will see the same thing.
Why do grown adults cry when they discuss this subject?
Perhaps it is because knowing what we know, seeing what we’ve seen, we have lost some irrevocable part of our innocence.
Please join us in asking law enforcement to act. We need investigations into this immediate, urgent and nonpartisan public safety threat. And where there is evidence, arrests must occur.
All opinions my own.