My name is Jody Williams and I founded the hotline and 12 step program Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous) in 1987 . Over the 30 years now I've answered over 500,000 hotline calls, I can show you countless news clips about DEA agenTs, police officers , guards , judges , border patrol, even prosecutors who have been caught red-handed involved in child sex trafficking. Look at Ohio where children were being trafficked right out of the trafficking safe houses!
What about "Operation Dollhouse" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc04nBEgRrE where a juvenile was sent right back into the illegal brothel because of the authorities wanting to cover up why two sheriffs were caught on the property that day (California's San Mateo County Sheriff and Undersheriff were caught/detained and transported from 3474 Eldon Street that night of April 21, 2007.)
These are the reasons why I don't trust any of the fhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73RORI5NFdU foster or group homes run by the church (think about the priests and how the church doesn't protect the children), and why I'd like to open up my own home where the children who have been sex trafficked can be properly protected.
Once they have been "turned out", they become a target for every predator for miles and they require special protection. I've been helping sex trafficking victims for over 30 years now and the number of children being targeted has exploded since the internet was born. I know if I rent a house, then the landlord will just be threatened and harassed until they force us to move. I know as I've tried this before and that's what's happened. We need to own the property so we can stand our ground also to protect these kids. Right now, these predators have shut down every shelter that was designed specifically for these kids that was safe. They need to have not just a home, but a safe home that understands their special needs. I can provide that. All I need is the house.
If you have any questions, you can reach me at www.sexworkersanonymous.net John Quinones from ABC's "What Would You Do?" also devoted a chapter in his book, "Heroes Among Us" to my work helping sex trafficking victims, and a 10 year study was done on my work published in Sharon Oselin's book/report, "Leaving Prostitution". Melissa Farley, PhD, wrote about my work in "Trafficking in Nevada - Making the Connections" also.